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Press release from East Riding Council to all Councillors and residents, for circulation

November 14th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “Press release from East Riding Council to all Councillors and residents, for circulation”

Press release from East Riding Council to all Councillors and residents, for circulation.

Working alongside its partners, including the Environment Agency, Humberside Police and Humberside Fire & Rescue, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is responding to a number of incidents of localised flooding across the East Riding, with heavy rain continuing to fall.
There are currently five flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible, in place in the East Riding at:
·        The Lower River Derwent.
·        River Foulness and Market Weighton Catchment.
·        Holderness Drain.
·        Burstwick and Keyingham.
·        South East Holderness.
There are also two flood warnings, flooding is expected, in place at:
·        North Cave Beck and North Cave.
·        Patrington Haven.
There are a number of road closures across the East Riding as a result of standing water on the carriageway, including:
·        B1230 at Walkington Heads
·        Great Gutter Lane, Swanland
·        the A63 Melton roundabout – both slip roads
·        the A63 between South Cave and North Ferriby
·        the A1079, from Kingswood to Killingwoldgraves roundabout and the slip roads onto Jock’s Lodge on the A164
·        the A1035 northern bypass, near Beverley
·        Driffield Road, near Beverley
·        and Ellerker Lane.
Drivers are advised to take extra care when out on the roads and should drive to the conditions, allowing extra time for their journey. Where possible, it is strongly advised not to travel.
The council has deployed pumps to several locations and has staff and equipment on standby at its depots ready to deploy to affected areas. Sandbags will be targeted to locations where flooding is most likely and will not be issued on a general basis.
Ahead of the inclement weather, the council cleared roadside drains across the area, but, where these may have become blocked, residents are asked to advise the council of the locations and teams will be deployed to clear these again to allow rain water to drain.
Yvonne Rhodes, head of business management and commissioning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “With heavy rain expected to continue into the night – forecasts indicate the worst of this will clear the East Riding by around 9pm – the council has operations taking place across the area in response to the challenging weather conditions.
“We have seen a number of road closures due to standing water and a number of flood alerts and flood warnings remain in place.
“The council will continue its operations into the night in order to support residents and communities.
“It is strongly advised that people not travel, if possible. Where they must, they are advised to drive to the conditions and allow extra time for their journey.
“Residents with elderly or vulnerable relatives and neighbours are asked to check that they are okay and if they are concerned to contact the council or the emergency services.”
For further information and advice about flooding, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/emergencies/preparing-for-emergencies/flooding/
In an emergency, residents can contact the council on (01482) 393939.

ERYC Flood Information

November 14th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “ERYC Flood Information”


Will the council provide me with sandbags if I request them?

The council does not provide sandbags to members of the public on request.  Resources are not available to deliver sandbags to private properties, particularly when a widespread flooding event may be taking place. The council holds a limited supply of sandbags, which will be deployed depending on the potential scale of the flooding and using the following priorities:

  • Prevention of loss of life or serious injury
  • Work to prevent flooding from watercourses, supporting flood banks, etc
  • The maintenance of access for emergency services
  • Protection of the primary highway network and transportation routes
  • Protection of vital utilities, electricity, communications networks, pumping stations
  • Protection of vital facilities within the community
  • Protection of council property including care homes, schools, etc.

If supplies are made available to the public they will only be issued where officers have assessed the situation and feel that there is an immediate flood risk and that sandbags would help prevent flooding. The council will assess the situation following reports of flooding or potential flooding or when the Environment Agency has issued a flood warning or severe flood warning for an area. Sandbags will not be issued for flood alerts.

If sandbags are issued they will most likely be placed at strategic points in areas known to be sensitive to flooding, for example on street corners, for collection and placement by the property owner.

However, with little warning of some types of flooding occurring it is often difficult to get supplies to communities in time to be of any benefit to prevent flooding of property. Residents are encouraged to think about how they could protect their own property, particularly if it is in a known flood risk area. Advice on property protection and known flood risk areas is available from the National Flood Forum and the Environment Agency. Advice on actions to take if you think your home is at risk of flooding can be found here:

GOV.UK – Using sandbags (external website)

National Flood Forum – sandbags (external website)

South Cave WI

November 13th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “South Cave WI”

ERYC – Sand Bag information

November 13th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “ERYC – Sand Bag information”

The East Riding of Yorkshire Councils out of hours contact number is 01482 393939.

I have attached a link below to the Councils web site, which explains the ERYC policy on deploying sand bags.



October 25th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “THE EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL”

Temporaty Road Closure

Bellway Homes – UPDATE

October 4th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “Bellway Homes – UPDATE”

Dear Clerk, Chair and Councillors,


I regret to inform you that the Bellway Planning Application has been voted FOR by the Committee earlier today, with no further amendments.


Despite all your efforts and those of residents in writing and researching and coming up with strong counter arguments against the plan it has never the less gone through.


The Committees main reasons, as I saw it, to accept the Officers recommendations ‘as is’ was that they didn’t believe from their experience Bellway would change anything else.


And as Bellway had reduced the numbers of houses already from the last plan it was deemed rather unusual for a developer to do this, so they accepted it as a positive.


So after a fairly long discussion with residents arguments still being interjected by opposition Councillors and despite Cllr. Meredith’s, Mr. Leonards and my eloquent presentations, the vote unfortunately was:



Conservative: 8



Independents: 2

Liberal Democrat: 1


1 member was absent on the day


It was disappointing that ruling Members didn’t feel the arguments put forward were strong enough reasons to vote to send the amendments back for further consultation, probably because of the threat of an appeal, something of which I feel should not have been the reason to deny further negotiation.


There are a few details that will be left for Officer’s to decide in their professional opinion. Some of these are procedural and some more expert when it comes to flood prevention and watercourses.


I previously did request from the Council prior to the meeting for a more direct answer to the Culverting of the Water Course and I learn that Culverting is an option, not a definite.


However the final on this has to be decided by flood and drainage experts and therefore, I  understand, would have not been a condition as part of the vote today either way.


A full approval document will be on the Planning Portal in due course.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kindest Regards,

Cllr. Terry Gill.

Independent for Dale Ward

East Riding of Yorkshire Council


Fire Safety

September 27th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “Fire Safety”

Report from Cllr. Terry Gill, Independent, on the meeting on 25th Sept 2019 @ 1:30pm with Planning Officers and Bellway with Cllr. Meredith and Cllr. Smith to discuss the detailed objections raised by residents to Planning Application 19/01107/STREM

September 27th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “Report from Cllr. Terry Gill, Independent, on the meeting on 25th Sept 2019 @ 1:30pm with Planning Officers and Bellway with Cllr. Meredith and Cllr. Smith to discuss the detailed objections raised by residents to Planning Application 19/01107/STREM”


Dear Chair, Councillors and residents,


Report from Cllr. Terry Gill, Independent, on the meeting on 25th Sept 2019 @ 1:30pm with Planning Officers and Bellway with Cllr. Meredith and Cllr. Smith to discuss the detailed objections raised by residents to Planning Application 19/01107/STREM(Cllrs. Meredith & Smith may submit their own reports to add points I may have inadvertently omitted. I point out that this purely my understanding and not the necessarily the views of the other Dale Ward Councillors or the East Riding of Yorkshire Council)


Firstly, an apology. We assumed that someone from Bellway was going to be present, as per my request, as there was no mention on our invitation to the meeting that there wouldn’t be, but sadly not.


We didn’t find out at the meeting that it is not Council Policy for Ward Councillors to discuss plans with a developer once an application has been submitted. So sadly, we were unable progress things that direction.

However, we did speak with Matthew Sunman and James Chatfield from the Planning Department. A heated debate pursued from all sides over residents’ concerns and I list below the ones that were covered and my own understanding of the answers the officers gave.


Overall, whilst the meeting was constructive, we didn’t get the kind of answers some residents were hoping for.

It is known that the East Riding is one of the busiest Planning Departments in the Country and Officers appear to be under a great deal of pressure. One officer told me that we simply don’t have the time to reply go back to individual objectors, even the ones that have spent a great deal of their own time researching facts for counter arguments.

However, both Officers categorically assured us that all objections are read and considered and are appropriated according with the current national or local and the Council’s own policy requirements.


Q1. Can we go back to the original outline consent of 115 properties?

Ans: Unless the number of properties was a precondition at the time outline was approved then the plan is seen as indicative and therefore can be changed to suit the housing needs and policies at the time.


Q2. Quantity of open space? Ans: It’s been confirmed today by the Council that the Open Spaces allocated are:

  •         Main body of POS – 2251 sq m
  •         Amenity space with new footpath adj plot 122 – 270 sq m
  •         Adjacent to plot 105 – 250 sq m
  •         Adjacent 67 – 150 sq m
  •         Along footpath link to market place – 900 sq m


The above totals 3821 sq m – the balance of 355 sq m is taken from incidental landscaped areas / planting buffers to boundaries throughout the site.


The overall space is considered acceptable even though it falls short of what could be allocated. It is permitted when any short fall of Open Space is present the developer has to pay a commuted sum. In this case I believe is almost £300,000 over the next 5 years, that could go towards improving overall recreation areas and possibly the Sports Centre in the Village.

If the full amount of Open Space was planned on the development, I understand there would still not be enough space to accommodate a full-size sports pitch and reasonable parking, of which incidentally could attract more traffic onto the site from elsewhere and cause additional traffic and disruption to both new and existing residents.

Plus, Officers are stating that the Sports and Recreational facilities are within acceptable ‘Walking Distance’ and also the route has a Pelican Crossing over Market Place that further supports the walking route.


Q3. Central Hedgerow I understand from the Officers that the developer has submitted an independent expert ecological assessment that has found no significant ecological value in the hedges. Also, as of the result of this report once the plan has been approved the hedgerow can be removed, as there is no protection order in place. It was said that if the hedges were kept they could be taken out by the new residents.


Q4. Design of the properties. It is a criticism that the house design are somewhat bland and out of keeping with the area. The applicant did not submit full colour impressions so an informed decision could be made and I have asked for the Planning Department to get these from the developer.


Q5, Site access to Market Place. It was Approved by the Planning Committee in March this year for 5 properties only to have access to Market Place the Council cannot ask the applicant to revisit this. So, trying to get the overall hybrid plan re-instated is futile.


Q6. Impact on traffic in Little Wold Lane/Beverley Road Junction? Experts on the Council’s Highways Department have accessed this and under the current policies and conditions and they deem this acceptable.


Q7. Access for foot/Cycle path directly from The Stray to Market Place via the Bellway site? Whilst the amended plans now include a footpath from Little Wold Lane into the site there is a residents’ preferred option is via an access directly from a cul-de-sac in The Stray. There is a narrow strip of land here owned by Horncastle’s. We have heard from one resident that they are willing to sell this to Bellway but haven’t been approach on this as yet. One reason why, I have learnt, is that this narrow piece of land is known as Ransom Strip and developers often leave these in abeyance for years to capitalise on a developer that would benefit from an access to a neighbouring site. The value of a ransom strip can be as much as 30% of the value of the development. So, I think this is outside the scope of the Council and between the two developers.

Shame really as this could be seen as holding residents to ransom over a very good environmental benefit.


Q8. Drains and Culverts. Residents’ concerns over flooding and blockages by Culverting over the open natural ditch in Little Wold Lane is still deemed acceptable by Officers. They are the experts and stressed that East Riding is the Lead Local Flood Authority, which if I understand this correctly, they are the ‘Go To’ body that has all the expert knowledge in dealing with and approving schemes that preventing flooding. They also pointed they are working with their current policies and that may well differ from other Authorities and national recommendations but right now they are conforming to the current policy.


Q9. Bungalows instead of houses? Houses have been specified along Little Wold Lane where residents and I feel bungalows would best suit the street scene. Also, the amended plans have made provision for bungalows to back on to three bungalows in Middle Garth Drive. However, there are 3 residents with Bungalows in Middle Garth that feel disadvantaged, as houses have been planned behind their homes. Whilst this has been about the angles and distance between the existing bungalows and the new homes, residents feel it would be best suited to have bungalows all the way along.


Of course, all these things are there to be challenged but not all will surpass an appeal, according to Officers, if the plan is refused, so it will be up the Committee members to decide on what the realistic grounds are for refusal.


The amended plan is coming before Committee next Thursday 3rd of October at 2pm, item 7 on the Agenda. You are welcome to attend and can register to speak provided slots are already taken.


I will be speaking to committee for an allowed 5 minutes on behalf of residents to try and get the best out of the plans. If you have any questions or would like to mention something I may have missed please do let me know before next Wednesday, so I will have time to amend my presentation if need be.


In the meantime, I suggest you contact and/or write to all the Committee members again on all or any one specific issue prior to next Wednesday.


Email address as follows:

Chairman:   councillor.mcmaster@eastriding.gov.uk,


With copies to members: councillor.nigel.wilkinson@eastriding.gov.uk, councilor.chad.chadwick@eastriding.gov.uk, councilor.handley@eastriding.gov.uk, councillor.lee@eatriding.gov.uk, councillor.rudd@eastriding.gov.uk, councillor.sargeantson@eastriding.gov.uk, councillor.steel@eastriding.gov.uk, councillor.tucker@eastriding.gov.uk, councillor.mathieson@eastriding.gov.uk, councillor.whittle@eastriding.gov.uk, councillor.davison@eastriding.gov.uk



Kindest Regards,


Cllr. Terry Gill.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Independent for Dale Ward

74, Spindlewood, Elloughton,

HU15 1LL

Tel: 01482 666924

Email: cllr@terrygill.co.uk

Planning Committee on 3 October 2019

September 25th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “Planning Committee on 3 October 2019”


Erection of 126 dwellings with associated access, parking and infrastructure following application 15/02649/STPLF (hybrid with approved outline permission, all matters to be considered) (AMENDED SITE LAYOUT PLAN AND HOUSE TYPES) at Land South And East Of Old Priory 8 Station Road South Cave East Riding Of Yorkshire HU15 2AA

for Bellway Homes Yorkshire Ltd

I write to advise you that the above application will be considered by the Planning Committee on 3 October 2019. The meeting will be held at County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA. The

agenda and the officers reports can be viewed on the Council’s website at



Bellway update 17.09.2019

September 20th, 2019 Posted by Local News 0 thoughts on “Bellway update 17.09.2019”

Bellway update 17.09.2019

The Town Hall
40-42 Market Place
South Cave
East Yorkshire
HU15 2AT
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Monday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
Clerk: Mrs Lyndsey Fielding
Mob: 07495 638552
Tel: 01430 421044
Email: clerk@southcavepc.gov.uk

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