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Hull City Council responds to residents’ concerns over East Carr homes plan

Hull City Council has made two key recommendations following consultation with residents on the future of privately-owned land at East Carr, which has been allocated for the development of 650 houses.

More than 600 people responded to the six-week consultation process over the future of the land at East Carr fields, off Danby Close and East Carr Lane in Sutton, as Hull City Council works to agree a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) that will shape any future planning applications from private developers.

To address concerns, Hull City Council is recommending that both a transport assessment and a flood risk assessment are completed before any future planning applications are considered.  In addition, the works the Environment Agency are undertaking along Holderness Drain will also need to be completed before any development can proceed.

Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment and Regeneration, said: “We would have far better control over any further planning applications.”

The SPD, with these additional recommendations, provides a framework for the future of East Carr and guarantees that the Council has a greater say over planning applications on the private land, ensuring the views of residents are heard.

In addition to lifting the quality of any future development, it will also make potential developers aware of the constraints of the site and challenge them to provide solutions.

By including transport and flood risk assessments, it ensures no applications can be considered until these are completed and any potential impact is properly mitigated.

The transport assessment will also consider the impact on the wider network of highways and consider if any improvements need to be made. Recommendations around preserving biodiversity and landscaping have also been included.

This week (Thursday, February 4), the SPD will go before the Area Committee for their consideration and comments before then going before the full cabinet at Hull City Council to be scrutinised and adopted on February 22.

Roadworks are to take place in Hull.