Details on some of the larger schemes that the council is currently involved in are set out below:
After many years in the planning stages and nearly two years in construction, the Beverley southern relief road, Minster Way, opened to the public on Thursday, 12 March 2015.
Bridlington Leisure World redevelopment
Bridlington Leisure World is currently being redeveloped to provide a new multi-purpose facility for local residents. The old leisure centre buildings were starting to deteriorate and the centre was reaching the end of its economic life, so the Council made the decision to invest £20 million to provide a new state of the art modern leisure facility for the town. When complete, the new Leisure World site will include three swimming pools, a six court sports hall, a 70 station fitness suite, and health suite and a new café.
Bridlington Leisure World is closed to the public while the development work takes place. However, alternative sports facilities, including a fitness suite and a temporary 25m swimming pool, are available at Gypsey Road Sports Hall in the town.
The scheme started work in January 2014 and is expected to be finished by summer 2015.
Find out more about the development here:
Bridlington Leisure Centre World - Redevelopment scheme (external East Riding website)
The Flemingate development is a new £120 million mixed use development which will be constructed on the site of a former chemical works and the old Army Transport Museum between Flemingate, Chantry Lane and St. Nicholas Road in Beverley. The site has already been cleared in preparation for the redevelopment and new housing has already been constructed on part of the site.
The remaining part of the development will include new offices, shops, a cinema, restaurants and bars, and a new campus for East Riding College. This will provide jobs for local residents while extending the retail, leisure and educational facilities in the town. There are also plans for a new multi-storey car park.
The Flemingate development is due to be completed in October 2015. It is anticipated that East Riding College will relocate from their current site on Gallows Lane in time for the start of the new academic year in September 2015.
The development scheme is led by a local private development company and the council is not party to negotiations with potential occupiers of the units. For more details, please visit Wykeland's website:
Wykeland - About the Flemingate development (external website)
You can also view the actual planning application on the Public Access website using the planning reference '12/01031/STPLFE'.
A1079 dual carriageway scheme
The council has secured £8 million from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to upgrade an existing 1 mile / 1.6 km section of the A1079 to dual carriageway. This is subject to Business Case approval. You can read more in the pdf linked to below:
Local growth deal implementation plan (external pdf 210kb opens in new window)
The location of the new section of dual carriageway has yet to be finalised but will be constructed on a section of the route between Barmby Moor and Wilberfoss. Surveys and site assessments are underway to determine the best location for the new section of dual carriageway. Preliminary design will follow this, along with consultation with local residents and stakeholders.
The scheme will increase capacity and improve journey time reliability along this important road link, particularly for drivers travelling to access employment, education and other facilities in York, the East Riding and Hull. Construction will provisionally start on site in 2017/18 and be completed in spring 2019.
A1079 Roundabout, Market Weighton
The council is building a new roundabout at the existing junction between the A1079 and Holme Road in Market Weighton. A plan of the new roundabout can be found below:
Market Weighton roundabout plans (pdf 228kb opens in new window)
The roundabout is being paid for through the Department for Transport’s Local Pinch Point Fund with a contribution from local developers. Once complete the roundabout will improve road safety at the junction while opening up land for potential future development.
Work will start on site in autumn 2014, with the scheme due to be completed in spring 2015.
Read more about the funding bid for the roundabout and the Local Pinch Point Fund.
Bridlington Town Centre Scheme
The Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan (BITP) phase 2 is the collective name for a package of measures to improve the transport network in Bridlington. The BITP phase 2 aims to make it easier for drivers to travel around the town by straightening and widening some local roads and improving the current car parking arrangements. The scheme also includes a new railway station plaza and improved local footpaths and cycle links.
It is estimated that the BITP phase 2 scheme will cost around £7 million. The majority of the scheme will be paid for using Major Transport Scheme funding which is administered by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. The council will also make a contribution.
A business case is currently being prepared for the scheme. It is anticipated that works will start on site in the 2015/16 financial year and will be finished in 2016/17.
The scheme will help to support the proposed Burlington Parade development as set out in the Bridlington Town Centre Area Action Plan.
Wolfreton School Consolidation
Wolfreton School is one of four East Riding secondary schools in the Government's Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP). The PSBP involves the replacement or substantial refurbishment of 261 schools across the country considered to be in the worst condition with the highest need for urgent repairs.
The proposal for Wolfreton is to consolidate the whole school on to the Lower School site on Carr Lane. The new school will have capacity for 1,675 pupils. The design and layout of the new buildings and the access arrangements for the new site will be developed over the coming months.
A contractor for the work at Wolfreton School will be appointed in summer 2014 and it is intended to start building work on site in February 2015. The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2016 in time for the start of the academic year 2016/17.
All of the PSBP schemes are managed by the Education Funding Agency, and the governing body of Wolfreton School and the council are both supportive of the proposal. The other schools in the East Riding included in the PSBP are Withernsea High School, Hessle High School and Goole High School.
View the proposals for Wolfreton School:
Wolfreton School (external website)
View information about ongoing flood alleviation schemes in the area.
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Some of the schemes set out above required planning permission before construction could begin. In these cases, the developer or scheme promoter must submit a major planning application to the council.
Major planning applications are those which could have a significant impact on the local area. A major application might include a proposal for a large new housing, retail, employment or leisure based development, or could be based on renewable energy schemes, new civil infrastructure such as flood defences, hazardous substance storage proposals or minerals and waste development.
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The link below will take you to a page showing current major planning applications which are being considered by the council. Clicking on the application reference number will show you full details of the planning application:
View latest large-scale planning applications
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Many large local developments are identified in the first instance through Local Plans before planning applications are submitted. The East Riding Local Plan contains policies to determine planning applications and identifies specific sites for future development. Such sites could be for housing, retail or commercial development and because they are identified in the Local Plan, their development is supported in principle. However, a planning application would still be required before any development could take place.
To see what is currently being proposed, please see the East Riding Local Plan page.
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