Residents call for action over Brough South development plans
Brough will be "gridlocked" if plans for 750 homes in the town get the go-ahead.
Residents are calling for action in a bid to stop plans for the proposed £100 million Brough South development being 'bulldozed' through by planning officers at East Riding Council.
The proposed development by the Horncastle Group, a 123 acre site south of the main Hull to Doncaster railway line in the town, has already been given outline planning approval, subject to highways issues by the local authority in April last year.
A meeting was held yesterday evening (Friday), by Dale ward councillor Tony Galbraith to discuss the latest draft plans for the development, which has been earmarked to take place in four phases.
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The first phase includes the completion of the Brough Relief Road and junction improvement to the A63, this will be followed by phase 2 - 200 new homes, a new primary school (earmarked to open September 2014), food store and public open space.
Phase 3 includes up to 300 new homes, further commercial developments and transport hub, and lastly phase 4 - up to 250 new homes, further shops and more open space.
Out of the 750 new properties, between 10 and 20 per cent will be affordable housing.
The plans have caused outrage amongst local residents, who already feel the town's infrastructure is at full capacity.
One resident said: "Brough will be total gridlock, how do we get round this issue?
"The town is over capacity now, homes have doubled in the past 10 years, and the traffic coming in and out of Brough on Welton Road is already horrendous, especially between 8am and 9am, and 3pm and 6pm."
Chair of Elloughton and Brough Town Council, Bryan Davis added: "These plans are being bulldozed through by planning officers, the town council has not had any input the plans, even though we were promised we would."
Residents are now considering what form of action to take, with the possibility of funding an independent traffic survey on Welton Road to prove it is already at full capacity, as well as a petition against the development.
"We need to think outside the box and do something drastic, so that even if the development gets full planning permission, we can say we tried," one resident added.