An application for the approval of 470 new homes in Bridlington has been approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Pegasus Group secured the approval on behalf of Keepmoat Homes and the landowners for the development on land north of Strawberry Fields, Kingsgate. Pegasus Group obtained Outline planning in May 2017.

Bridlington Planning Permission, landscape masterplan
 Landscape masterplan

Chris Calvert, Executive Director based in Pegasus Group’s Leeds office said: “The adopted Development Plan proved relevant in this case: put simply, the town needs more housing and population to get to where it wants to be to assist its regeneration and this proposal meets that objective.

“We are delighted that council has accepted the many benefits that the scheme will bring, including:

  • street hierarchies not dominated by car parking
  • strong landscaping provision that is linked to character areas and concurrent consideration of ecological concerns
  • a substantial amount of Public Open Space, providing much needed sport pitches and equipped areas of play

“Also, and importantly, the scheme will provide 94 homes (or 20% of the total) to be managed by a Registered Provider, in perpetuity, therefore delivering new homes of this type to a scale not seen in the town for many years, if at all.”

Some concern had been expressed by local residents about the development, but Chris added: “This is a long-standing housing allocation with outline consent, but many of the comments are related to matters of principle – which cannot be taken into account at this time.

“Equally, a number of matters have been raised about an adjoining woodland, something that the applicants have no control over. However, we have been able to assure planners that the woodland will be retained and linked to the ecology corridor along Bessingby Beck and at the sites periphery.”

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