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The Planning Application for 119 houses to be built to the east of Little Wold Lane went live just before Christmas. In view of the significance of proposal and the potential impact on the village, a specially convened Parish Council meeting was held at South Cave Primary School on 15th January attended by over 120 residents.

Concerns raised by residents about the Application included:

·      The proposal to build on a green field site outside the current and proposed settlement boundaries

·      The proximity of the site to the Wolds Way

·      The unnecessary destruction of good quality arable land designated as High Landscape Value

·      The destruction of the beautiful views in and from the valley

·      The increased risk of flooding in that area and further downstream in Church Street and beyond

·      The lack of capacity in the sewerage system

·      Safety and congestion problems at the junctions of Little Wold Lane and Beverley Road and also in Market Place

·      Increased risks to pedestrians walking to and from the centre of the village

·      The excessive distances to the school, bus stop, doctors etc, which would result in more car journeys within the village

·      The lack of provision for the elderly and those of limited mobility (no bungalows and dangerous access for mobility scooters)


At the end of the meeting there was a spontaneous round of applause when the Parish Council voted unanimously to recommend rejection.


There are over 600 letters of objection on the ERYC website, coming not just from South Cave residents but from all over UK, as well as from as far afield as the USA and Hong Kong. Although the official deadline for public consultation has passed, the Planning Department are still obliged to consider written representations submitted up until the morning of the Planning Committee meeting.


At the time of writing, it is believed that the Application may be considered at a full Planning Committee meeting at County Hall, Beverley at 2pm on Thursday 12th March or 26th March 2015. The exact date and time will only be confirmed the week before the meeting. If you have written to the Planning Department, you should be informed of the date of the meeting five working days before it is due to happen. Alternatively, please keep an eye on the Parish Council website, which we will keep updated.


It would help to underline the strength of local feeling about this proposal if a good number of residents could attend the Planning Committee Meeting in Beverley.


Christmas Light Switch on Raffle Winners:

Raffle Drawn by independent resident Mr Stephen Foley as Follows:

1st Prize - Ticket Number 512  - Large Hamper
2nd Prize - Ticket Number 561  - Medium Hamper
3rd Prize - Ticket Number 649  - Small Hamper
4th Prize - Ticket Number 764  - Festive wreath
5th Prize - Ticket Number 784  - Potted Plant
6th Prize - Ticket Number 617- Small Hamper
7th Prize - Ticket Number 448 - Fox & Coney Voucher

The event raised £135.00 in donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service.

Thank you for all your support with the event and see you again for 2015 Light Switch on.....

The winner of the Christmas Window competition:


During the refurbishment of South Cave Library last year an external heating unit was installed at the back of the building.

It has come to our attention that unfortunately members of the public, in particular young children are using the heating unit to gain access to the flat roof of the library in order to retrieve balls, which has raised concerns around safety.

As a result of this, anti-climb paint has been administered to the building; however, we are still experiencing incidents of people accessing the roof. As the anti-climb paint has not been successful alone in deterring access the council are taking the additional measure of installing a roller barrier system to the roof edge to prevent access for added safety.


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A – A Walk Around South Cave

B – The Weedley Springs Walk

C – South Cave – Ellerker – Mount Airy

D – A Walk to Everthorpe and back from South Cave       


South Cave did you Know Quiz?

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South Cave Parish Council

Adoption of New Code of Conduct – Localism Act 2011

In accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act 2011, at its meeting on 21st May 2012, South Cave Parish Council adopted a new Code of Conduct, which sets out behaviour expected of Members of the Council.  This Code of Conduct will apply to Members/Co-Opted members of South Cave Parish Council when acting as such from 1st July 2012.  The Code of Conduct will be slightly revised at the East Riding of Yorkshire Councils meeting on 25th July 2012, to take into account the subsequent publication of Regulations by the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government.  A copy of the Code of Conduct is available from the Town Hall, 42 Market Place, South Cave. 

At the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 13th August 2012 the Parish Council Adopted the amended Code of Conduct due to necessary technical revisions following the ERYC receiving additional regulations at their meeting held on 25th July 2012, which defined pecuniary interests more widely than had been anticipated.  Minute reference  1880(iii)

To View in PDF - Code of Conduct 2012


The Government Snow Code 

Thank you for all who have responded the Emergency Plan assistance letter.  The Parish Council will be continuing with the project during 2012.

Emergency Plan -

Assistance/Volunteer application form  


Roll of Honour Re-installed

Many of you will by now have noticed the newly restored Roll of Honour back in place at the town hall. Hardly 'breaking news' now but still worthy of a mention and a photo here for those who may find it difficult to get to market place

The restorers really have done a most excellent job. Let us hope it can now stand there proudly for another 100 years.


South Cave Parish Council and its' dedicated working group over the last weeks and months have been putting together a response to the draft Core Strategy of the EYRC with regard to the future allocation and use of potential sites for development in South Cave. A copy of the various components of that response are attached here in the form of PDF files. A hard copy of the complete document is also available for viewing in both the Town Hall and the Library.

1: SCPC Response

2: Response to Consultation on the Core Strategy

3: SHLAA Response to Sites

4: Allocations DPD Potential Sites Consultation Response

5: Making it Happen Survey Results