New housing estate proposal for Malton sparks concerns over traffic

Gazette & Herald: The new housing sceme, provisionally named High Malton The new housing sceme, provisionally named High Malton

FIVE hundred new homes could be built in Ryedale if a planning application wins support.

The scheme, provisionally named ‘High Malton’, has been subject to extensive public consultation, with concerns voiced particularly about traffic from local residents.

A revised bid for land off Castle Howard Road, for what its planners describe as "a balanced, self-contained community of homes, shops and employment", has now been submitted to Ryedale District Council.

The proposal has been conceived by urban planner Leon Krier who was responsible for the Prince of Wales’s model village of Poundbury in Dorset.

It will include affordable homes interspersed with properties ranging from bungalows to larger family houses.

Tobias Burckhardt, the surveyor managing the development for the landowner, Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate, which owns and manages a substantial portfolio of property in Malton, said they were grateful for the feedback at the public consultations and meetings held with local people.

"We are now confident the proposals, which envisage a mixed village community with local facilities, will over the next decade provide important new housing in a way which fits well within the existing road and community infrastructure – better than any other site in the area.

"This will be a pioneering scheme and we are excited to be working closely with the planning officers, statutory authorities and local stakeholders to deliver it."

He acknowledged the continuing concerns of local residents about the impact on Malton’s infrastructure.

"We are in discussions with the district and the county councils about the improvements and significant financial contributions we will need to make to ensure that Malton can thrive as a result of our scheme.

"In particular, the highways authority will specify what works are needed to ensure that traffic flows are managed appropriately.

"In response to concerns raised during the consultations, the design now ensures that only ten per cent of traffic generated by the site has access to Middlecave Road, the large majority of cars using Castle Howard Road with no through-road between the two.

In the initial stages of its site selection process Ryedale council identified the Castle Howard Road site as one of the more suitable locations for development in Malton.

Mr Burckhardt added: "An important factor is the ability to access facilities in the town centre on foot or by bike, which makes the site stand out in terms of sustainability and will be a great attribute for the quality of life of its residents. The site is very well located for children to walk to school."

The Estate is in active talks with a developer who would take on construction of the first phase, subject to planning consent, and the first homes could be ready in 2016.

The full application can be seen online on Ryedale District Council’s planning portal (Application Ref: 14/00678/MOUT).

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12:01pm Sun 29 Jun 14

troutboy says...

forget the traffic what about the problems were all going to have as parents of young children with the schooling issues, what with 500 homes here and 430 at broughton manor plus the new builds down Norton. malton and Norton both need new primary and secondary schools for the increase in children that these new homes will bring

Mark Tierney local resident and parent of 2 under 3
forget the traffic what about the problems were all going to have as parents of young children with the schooling issues, what with 500 homes here and 430 at broughton manor plus the new builds down Norton. malton and Norton both need new primary and secondary schools for the increase in children that these new homes will bring Mark Tierney local resident and parent of 2 under 3 troutboy
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1:16pm Sun 29 Jun 14

jani says...

Get the traffic on the bypass. Both this and the development on Broughton Road have no access to the bypass but are next to the road.
Get the traffic on the bypass. Both this and the development on Broughton Road have no access to the bypass but are next to the road. jani
  • Score: 3

7:26am Mon 30 Jun 14

browbeaten says...

Who cares of the impact upon malton. Just think of all that lovely council tax. Im affraid the plebs will have to like it or lump it.
Who cares of the impact upon malton. Just think of all that lovely council tax. Im affraid the plebs will have to like it or lump it. browbeaten
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5:30pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Maltonian says...

I would say a new primary school or two are needed but the two secondary schools are quite a bit under capacity so could probably cope. A direct link down to York Road could help Castle Howard Road congestion. At least they're not overloading Norton again with this development.
I would say a new primary school or two are needed but the two secondary schools are quite a bit under capacity so could probably cope. A direct link down to York Road could help Castle Howard Road congestion. At least they're not overloading Norton again with this development. Maltonian
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5:44pm Thu 3 Jul 14

dismasx says...

I have to say that my first reaction to the High Malton development is that it's considerably better thought out and in tune with Malton than the suburb currently being dumped on the edge of town in the form of Broughton Manor.

I also totally agree with other comments about the unbelievable lack of a slip road to/from the A64 on either development. I also seem to remember the original plans for Broughton Manor included an upgrade to the crossroads and new roundabout which I see no sign of. Have the developers pulled a fast one or has the local council just let them off the hook?
I have to say that my first reaction to the High Malton development is that it's considerably better thought out and in tune with Malton than the suburb currently being dumped on the edge of town in the form of Broughton Manor. I also totally agree with other comments about the unbelievable lack of a slip road to/from the A64 on either development. I also seem to remember the original plans for Broughton Manor included an upgrade to the crossroads and new roundabout which I see no sign of. Have the developers pulled a fast one or has the local council just let them off the hook? dismasx
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