Referred by Full Council on 27 June 2019 and considered by Planning Committee on 13 August 2019
(Officer report and recommendation from Planning Committee attached, details of motion below.)
“In view of the increase in traffic congestion at Malton/Norton likely to be generated by the imminent increase in the number of trains using the Level Crossing at Norton and other matters and the increase and/or likely increase in congestion in Malton/Norton resulting from new development and planned new development; and
In view of the impact or potential impact of new development on the quality of air within the Air Quality Management Area on and around Butcher Corner;
In view of the adverse impact of the Ryedale Plan on the number of sites available for development by small local builders,
An independent planning consultant be appointed by the Council Chair in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive; and
the consultant be given immediate and urgent instructions to do all necessary work (including public consultation and reference to any public examination) to advise on and to secure, so far as is practicable, the following:
The Ryedale Plan be revised as follows:
N.B. Members will see that (with the exception of the Ryedale House site) the above proposals will not stop the allocation of sites already identified, but will protect Malton, Norton and other towns from any major developments which may come forward after the land currently identified is exhausted – as the plan now stands Malton and Norton will have to take 50% of all new development after the completion of the current district wide requirement of permissions for 3,000 houses plus 20%.
In the meantime, the liberalisation of the restrictions for development in the villages will take the pressure off Malton and Norton and other towns.
This item had not been considered when the meeting closed, under Council Procedure Rule 8.1 and would be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council.