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Council aims to cut planned new homes in Malton
7:00am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
MALTON town councillors have vetoed plans to build up to 2,000 homes in the market town, and are urging Ryedale District Council to slash the proposed number by half.
The town council agreed to tell district planners that they felt 1,000 homes was as much as Malton should accommodate over the next 15 years, because the town’s infrastructure would not be able to cope with more.
Mike Skehan, the town clerk, said the recent problems of flooding and inadequate drainage had underlined the problems of building more homes.
He said: “In addition, the council feels the road network is inadequate and the local schools and doctors’ surgery would also have great difficulty in accommodating the increased number of families who would move into Malton.”
Ryedale District Council is currently seeking views of town and parish councils on the local plan which will dictate building and development over the next 15 years.
The blueprint is currently before a government planning inspector who is expected to make a decision later this year.