Friday 8 September 2023

BEVERLEY Town Council’s planning committee wants conditions placed on a planning application to stop mud and dirt from a development spreading across neighbouring residential areas. The application, by DPP Planning, is to build 136 homes off Minster Way.  Previous similar sites in the area have resulted in vehicles dragging mud and dirt on to adjoining roads, creating a mess for residents to deal with, the council says. 

Beverley councillors want a condition imposed that all vehicles leaving the site must have their tyres and treads cleaned before doing so.  It’s also requested that hedges and trees on site should be retained, out of concern that other similar developments have removed them, which has a detrimental effect on the local environment and biodiversity. 

The committee did congratulate the applicant for including electric car charging points to the vast majority of properties. Councillors hope other developers will follow suit. 

EAST RIDING residents are being invited to have a say on a new design code that will help shape the way their neighbourhoods look in the future. The council held a public survey last year which received more than 1,600 responses. Now the council has created a draft design code and is seeking feedback as part of a formal public consultation, running from Monday until October 22. To view the code online and give feedback, visit

AS PART of Gas Safety Week, housing maintenance officers from East Riding Council will be at Beverley Leisure Centre next Thursday (September 14) to offer advice about carbon monoxide detectors, electrical safety, energy efficiency, saving money on household bills and landlord and tenant responsibilities. There will also be free gifts on offer and chances to win prizes during the session from 9.30am to 12.30pm.