Decision details

23/00085/OUT - Outline Planning Application (with all Matters Reserved Except Access) for the Erection of 15 No. Residential Dwellings at Land off Wild Hill Lane, Hunton

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




The Assistant Director Planning – Community Development Services sought determination of an outline planning application (with all matters reserved except access) for the erection of 15 no. residential dwellings at Land off Wild Hill Lane, Hunton.


Mark Newsam spoke objecting to the application.


Wendy Knight spoke on behalf of Hunton Parish Council objecting to the application.


The applicant’s agent, Eric Bainbridge, spoke in support of the application.


During consideration of the above application, the Committee discussed the following issues:-

·       Clarification was sought on the details of the drainage proposals, the implications of the topography, the capacity of the drainage ditch and the flood implications from the site.

·       The percentage and housing mix of affordable units on the site was welcomed and the Committee sought assurance that this would not be diluted to ensure viability.

The definitive route of the public footpath indicated to provide safe connectivity to the village as this appears to go through the gardens and buildings of nearby houses meaning occupants would have to use Wild Hill Lane to access the village on foot.

·       The minimum number dwellings having already been delivered during this plan period within the sub area.


The decision:-


That the application be DEFERRED for further clarification on the drainage proposals, access arrangements, educational needs and the current level of affordable housing in Hunton.


Voting Record


A vote was taken and the motion was declared carried with 5 for and 2 against.


Publication date: 02/11/2023

Date of decision: 12/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 12/10/2023 - Richmond (Yorks) Area Constituency Planning Committee

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