Some residents of Kirkbymoorside are furious that a new Planning meeting has been rushed through with little notice, concerning Gladman’s proposed 225 dwellings beyond West Pasture. Residents were given only ’til 7th January to comment, yet RDC posted letters to them as late as 15th December – when most were thinking of Christmas and holidays.
Kirkbymoorside Town Council are allowed an extension of time to consider their response as the affair came to notice too late to be included in their December agenda.
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We may be forgiven for sounding cynical about all this, knowing the history of the entire Gladman application, which is now coming to the ‘Reserved Matters’ stage, and on which final decisions are now to be made about the layout and access of the site. So far over 20 objectors have made their opinions known; their comments are visible with difficulty via the RDC Planning website.
Comparison is unavoidable with the ‘Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, in which plans for demolition of Arthur Dent’s bungalow were available in a locked filing cabinet in the basement of the Council office for three weeks.
If final approval of ‘Reserved Matters’ is given by Ryedale the bulldozers could be on the fields in two years – assuming a builder finds the prospect viable. However Russell’s Yard and Waind’s Field are on hold, and with construction phased at 30 houses a year, and infrastructure to install, progress may be slow….. or it could stall and be an eyesore on Kirkbymoorside’s doorstep for years…. the Gateway to the Moors!
The Government seems to be trying to pour concrete over our productive farmland as soon as possible, no matter where – yet at the same time the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove is extolling the virtues of good environmental farming practice, carbon capture and animal husbandry.