A PLAN to build 200 new homes as part of a major development in Cayton has been thrown out by councillors.

Members Scarborough Council's planning committee refused plans from developer Gladman for the site off Mill Lane in the village.

The scheme would have seen 200 homes, a public open space, landscaping, a parcel of land for future expansion of Cayton Primary School and a vehicular access point from Mill Lane created.

The Gladman application, which was for outline planning permission, stated that it would bring a number of benefits to Cayton and the borough, including more affordable homes.

Council planning officers, however, told the committee there were a number of concerns that had lead them to recommend refusal, including the fact the land is outside the development limits of the borough’s Local Plan and in the open countryside.

Also, it was felt that if permission was granted it would lead to the effective coalescence of Cayton and Cayton Bay and that an objection had been received from Yorkshire Water which has flooding concerns.

The planning committee unanimously refused the application.