Last chance to have your say on future of YOUR Driffield

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Have your say

Householders in the Driffield are to get a final chance to influence policy makers on the future development of the town.

Sites across Driffield have been identified on which could be built more than 2000 new homes over the next few years.

The East Riding Local Plan -which provides a blueprint for future planning policy - has been submitted to the Government by the East Riding Council.

The Secretary of State has appointed Mr Simon Berkeley to undertake the Examination and hearing sessions.

The Local Plan will set planning policy and will help guide investment decisions in the East Riding up to 2029. It establishes how much development will take place in the East Riding and where this will be provided. In particular, it identifies land for new housing, employment, retail and transport related development. Once adopted, all planning applications in the East Riding will be determined against the policies and allocations in the Local Plan. The preparation of the Plan has included extensive consultation, most recently in January 2014.

Public hearings will be held during October and November 2014. The hearing sessions for the examination of the Strategy Document will start on Tuesday, 7 October 2014. The hearing sessions for the Allocations Document will start on Tuesday, 4 November 2014. Further details on the hearing sessions are available at or from the local plan programme officer whose details are set out below.

When the council submitted the Local Plan it suggested a number of amendments to the documents following the consultation on the Proposed Submission Local Plan in January 2014. The Inspector has requested that public consultation is undertaken on the council’s Main Modifications prior to the hearing sessions. The proposed amendments are set out in the East Riding Local Plan Strategy and Allocations Main Modifications (July 2014).

The consultation on the Main Modifications will commence on Monday, 21 July 2014 and will close at 5pm on Monday, 1 September 2014.

How to View the Documents?

The Main Modifications, Sustainability Appraisal Note and representation form can be viewed in the following ways:

On the council’s website at

At the following main libraries and customer service centres:



Bridlington (Central)









Market Weighton




For the opening times and address details of main libraries and customer service centres, call (01482) 393939 or check the council’s website at:

Library opening times:

Customer service centre opening times:

Representation forms can also be requested via:


Telephone: (01482) 391751.

How to Make a Representation

All responses will be passed to the Inspector for his consideration and must be returned to the local plan programme officer, using the following details:

by email: By completing the representation form and emailing it to:

in writing: By completing the representation form and posting it to:

Malcolm Wells

Room GG9

County Hall

Cross Street


East Riding of

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