Cllr. Barker has been campaigning to prevent the development of 60 new homes on agricultural land next to the A59 and across from the development now being built at the former Civil Service Sports Ground.
This application was refused at planning committee because it is in the proposed Green Belt and is contrary to two neighbourhood plans, but the developers have appealed. At time of printing, it is up to the Secretary of State to decide.
In other planning new, we are disappointed that a new 15m 5G mast was approved to be installed on Millfield Lane near Poppleton AFC. Cllr Anne Hook and a member of Nether Poppleton Parish Council both spoke against it at the meeting.