Thursday 15 December 2022

BEVERLEY Town Council has lodged a strong objection against the development of the former Minster Towers care home site on Lord Roberts Road. As previously reported by Beverley FM, developers want to buy the East Riding Council-owned site and redevelop it with 24 houses. The existing car park to the side and rear of East Riding Theatre would be replaced with a smaller, 47-space, one.

How the development would look, based on an image supplied with the planning application

Town councillors are concerned about the loss of car parking spaces and the nearby public toilets on Lord Roberts Road. Instead, they say any redevelopment should include refurbishment of the current toilets to modern standards. 

Concerns were also raised that the development could impact on the views of Beverley Minster. In a statement, the council said: “Too often parts of Beverley’s heritage are sold off to developers, with little seemingly to go back to the community.  There is only one chance to get this development right and if not done so it will be of huge detriment to Beverley for decades to come.” 

 You can read the council’s full statement here

ACTIVITIES for children and families which focus on developing skills and interest in the key subject areas of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics will be held at libraries across the East Riding during the Christmas school holidays, They include Christmas Lego Art at Beverley Library on Wednesday December 21 and Make a Light-up Christmas Card at the same venue on Thursday December 22. Full details here

THE East Riding County Choir is in concert at Beverley Minster on Saturday with Britten’s St Nicholas Cantata and Christmas music. The concert starts at 7.30pm.