Campaign group urges debate over plan to build 500 houses in Malton

Campaign group urges housing plan debate

Campaign group urges housing plan debate

First published in News

LEAFLETS protesting about plans to build up to 500 houses in Malton have been distributed to residents.

The West Malton Residents’ Group has sent out the leaflets ahead of a consultation meeting in the Milton Rooms on Saturday by the Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate, between 10am and noon, about the plans for a development in the Castle Howard Road and Middlecave Road area.

Describing itself as a “group of concerned residents”, it said it wishes to see sustained growth that is in-keeping with the local character of the Ryedale area.

The leaflet highlights the amount of housing planned for Malton which, the group argues, will mean 25 per cent more traffic.

“Add the 32 per cent more houses already approved since 2012 in the town this means a whopping 57 per cent increase in the population of Malton as a whole,” the group said.

It asks why the Estate cannot wait until the Neighbourhood Plan is in place before submitting the plans.

It says the size of the proposed development, known as High Malton, is too large and has no precedent.

“Can we consider a much smaller development that would be more in keeping with the slower nature that Malton has historically been built?” it asks.

The group also queries the adequacy of traffic surveys carried out and the knock-on effect on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The group is urging residents to send comments to Ryedale District Council and the planning committee and to help in its own traffic survey.

 

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2:12pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Maltonian says...

Self-styled middle class residents' group who are all nicely set up in houses of their own that have been built on fields over the years. Look at the census figures for Malton:
1901. 4,758
1921, 4,438
1961. 4,197
2011. 4,888
So we have a town struggling to keep it's existing services due to a declining/stagnant population over the past century. Hundreds of houses were built in the town between 1901 and 2011, and yet the population rose by just 130.
This is a good scheme proposed by Fitzwilliam Estate. If it brings an extra 1000 people into Malton, there'll still be fewer than 6,000 here. People need places to live.
Self-styled middle class residents' group who are all nicely set up in houses of their own that have been built on fields over the years. Look at the census figures for Malton: 1901. 4,758 1921, 4,438 1961. 4,197 2011. 4,888 So we have a town struggling to keep it's existing services due to a declining/stagnant population over the past century. Hundreds of houses were built in the town between 1901 and 2011, and yet the population rose by just 130. This is a good scheme proposed by Fitzwilliam Estate. If it brings an extra 1000 people into Malton, there'll still be fewer than 6,000 here. People need places to live. Maltonian
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