Wednesday 23 November 2022

A PLANNING application that will see 24 houses built on the site of the Minster Towers Care Home in Lord Roberts Road, Beverley, and the adjacent car park to the rear of the East Riding Theatre, is on the agenda of Beverley Town Council’s planning committee next Tuesday; although council officers are suggesting the application should be passed on to the next full meeting of the council on December 12 because of the impact the development will have on the town centre and historic views of the Minster.

An architect’s impression of how the proposed development will look

Officers say it is the last major site in the middle of the town that can be developed and also highlight the fact that existing public toilets will be demolished if the plan goes ahead. The site is currently owned by East Riding Council and will be sold to developers Reynolds 2000 Ltd, who are behind the plan. The proposals include provision of a smaller, 47-space, car park. The plans can be viewed here

THE ICONIC quarter chimes of the Beverley Minster clock will once again ring out across the town, thanks to the Friends of the Minster who have agreed to cover the cost of repairs. The chimes, which have been heard every day since 1902, had to be turned off in August to avoid further damage when one of the clock hammer check springs broke. It’s hoped the specialist repair by a Cumbrian company will have been completed by Christmas.

NORTHERN is warning passengers that no trains will run on Saturday because of strike action by the train drivers’ union ASLEF. Significant disruption is expected across the whole rail network and the advice is not to attempt to travel that day.