My Research Team have continued to be highly productive with their investigation into the A19 accident blackspot at Brookes Garage, Shipton-by-Beningborough.
On Friday 15 January in an attempt to leave the premises of Brookes Garage a Leeds Tiles and Bathrooms/Direct Tiles van had an incident that North Yorkshire Police have recorded as “damage road traffic collision”.
Yet on 7 July 2020 Hambleton District Council (HDC) Planning had refused a planning application for the very building the van was driving around as:
“The revised layout of the site fails to provide a safe environment for customers to visit whilst utilising the shop and deli facility. The absence of appropriate on site parking and turning space for deliveries results in vehicles parking in a manner that is detrimental to the free flow of traffic on the A19, the adjoining highway, and would be a danger to all road users.”
It would appear that Brookes Garage gave the old two-finger salute to HDC Planning and have made a change of use from MOT car servicing garage to class A1 use (retail).
In December 2020 Brookes Garage submitted an appeal against the refusal issued by HDC Planning.
It goes without saying that the reason for refusal remains and the appeal must be rejected in the interests of public safety.
I fully support the decision of HDC Planning and offer any assistance I can in relation to this regrettable appeal. The development is clearly on a site that is not large enough to accommodate it hence the refusal.
North Yorkshire Police Statement
North Yorkshire Police (NYP) has confirmed that “the incident regarding the van colliding with the bollard on 15/1/21 is being recorded as a damage road traffic collision.”
NYP are currently attempting to communicate with the registered keeper of the van.