Plans for 1,000 new homes in Beverley unveiled

Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 by KCFM

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Plans to build up to 1,000 new homes in Beverley have been unveiled.

The 41-hectare development, which will be situated on the south-east edge of the town, also includes a park and ride system and an extension to the local leisure centre.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council hopes the affordable housing development will see more young people stay in Beverley, rather than move to Hull and other surrounding areas.

Councillor David Elvidge says the creation of jobs in Hull may see an increase of people wanting to live in Beverley.

He said: “With the growth that we are expecting from the Green Port Hull (project) there will be a lot more people coming to work in the area, and I think it would be nice for them to live in the suburbs, live in Beverley and live in the area.”

Mr Elvidge insists that, while some Beverley residents do not approve of the plans, there is a need for more affordable housing in the town.

He added: “Beverley’s in desperate need for a mix of housing and we tend to get higher-end housing developments which is not what our young people need. Most of our young people need to live in the villages or in the Hull area to get affordable housing.”

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Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 by KCFM

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