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Norton housing scheme opposed
10:59am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
NORTON councillors have opposed plans to increase the number of houses on a new development in the town.
Revised plans have been submitted by Persimmon Homes for land at Westfield Nurseries in Scarborough Road.
Members were told there was no alteration to the footprint of the plan, but the number of four- bedroom houses had been revised in favour of an increase in two- and one-bedroom properties.
Coun David Lloyd-Williams said he felt Norton had been landed with a tremendous amount of development as opposed to other parts of Ryedale.
“How can our schools and sewage system, which has been severely tested in the last three to four months, cope?” he asked.
“When will it all end? There has got to be a limit. Most of these people will have a vehicle as well, as it so far out of town.
“I really feel we should resist this application and say enough is enough.”
Coun Paul Farndale added that while most households now had more than one car, there was only one parking space per home.
Coun Keith Mennell said the sewage system in Norton had already been tested as a result of the recent flooding.
“There is already an overloading of the sewage stations and this will only add to it,” he said.
“Permission should not be given to build houses to this extent.”
Councillors voted unanimously to refuse the application.