Friday 9 December 2022

A PLANNING application to build an “innovative” vertical farming unit, an energy generation building and offices on land off Long Lane, Woodmansey, has been deferred by East Riding planning councillors pending more details on proposed landscaping and clarification from the Government on how to classify the development.

The plan, by Key Growers Ltd., of Plaxton Bridge Road, Woodmansey, would see crops grown inside the 14-metre high building used LED lights. Local parish councils and at least 24 local residents have opposed the scheme. Ward councillor Kerri Harold said residents were worried about the impact on “beautiful Long Lane and surrounding countryside” and the unit’s “size and scale”.

MONDAY’S meeting of Beverley Town Council will be asked to approve £50,000 from council reserves to progress the project for a new Town Hall. As previously reported by Beverley FM, the council is buying the former St John Ambulance building on the corner of Morton Lane and Wilbert Lane for use as a Town Hall and community space.

NORTHERN, who run train services through Beverley, have once again warned passengers not to travel during strikes by members of the RMT Union in the coming week. Two 48-hour walk-outs will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday (December 13/14) and again on Friday and Saturday (December 16/17).