Monday 10 January 2021

Plans for a new filling station and shop on the outskirts of Beverley are set to move forward following a successful planning appeal. Lovel Capital Projects, part of Lovel Property Holdings Ltd, is hoping to start work shortly.

Lovel initially secured planning permission in July 2020 to redevelop the former home of wallpaper and fabric pattern books manufacturer Teckno Developments, which was destroyed by fire in 2009. Discussions then began with parties interested in operating the petrol station and convenience store, and the adjacent development of four business units at the Killingwoldgraves roundabout on the A1079; however, a subsequent application seeking approval of details of the project was turned down by East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning committee in April 2021, prompting Lovel to appeal.

The inspector found that the issue at the centre of the refusal – the effect of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the area and its landscape – was not valid. He was also satisfied that the development would not have a harmful visual impact on the setting of a nearby grade II-listed dwelling, and rejected concerns that the proposed shop would affect businesses in Walkington, Bishop Burton and Cherry Burton.

A Beverley-based ceramic artist has been named Ceramic Artist of the Year in the Yorkshire Prestige Awards for 2021/22. Hannah Billingham says she discovered ceramics while studying a foundation course in Art & Design. “I started the course thinking I would specialise in drawing and painting, but I had one workshop in ceramics and fell in love with the process,” she said, adding: “I am almost completely self taught, and I’ve been running my own business full time since 2017.” Hannah’s work can be viewed at