ERYC Catastrophic Planning Failure – Inspectors Report

Having shared information in relation to the ERYC Catastrophic Planning Failure I now make the Appeal Decision Pocklington public and highlight a key aspect.

Is Stamford Bridge Next?

At Point 70 the Inspector states:

“A sustained shortfall against the LPSD target in each year of the plan period which amounts to a deficit of 1657 affordable homes against the Policy S5 requirement. It was also agreed that at 1 December 2020, there are currently 7245 households on the Council’s Housing Register, which has increased from 6553 as at 1 April 2020. Of those, 2741 households are identified as being in bands 1-7 which is of greatest need. There is also agreement that there has been a rise in people housed in temporary accommodation from 8 households in April 2019 to 59 households in April 2020 – a 637% increase.”

In essence, ERYC Councillors on the Planning Committees have collectively failed to ensure that the minimum requirement of 25% affordable housing as per ERYC Policy was fulfilled on average on all approvals. The Pocklington Bund/The Mile was a prime example of this.

As a direct result of this failure East Riding residents must now accept:

Stamford Bridge, Market Weighton, Cottingham, Willerby and KirkElla could be next.

At this stage, it would not be appropriate for me to name individually Councillors.

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