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East Riding Draft Local Plan Update & Public Consultation Events

#HaveYourSay East Riding Draft Local Plan Update

#HaveYourSay East Riding Draft Local Plan Update

Residents are being invited to have their say on proposed plans for development that will shape the future of the East Riding for years to come.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is asking for people’s views and comments on the East Riding Draft Local Plan Update, which sets out revised planning policies, including housing and employment development targets for the East Riding to 2039.

The current East Riding Local Plan was adopted in April 2016 and the updated plan is proposing 20,900 dwellings to be built in the East Riding over the plan period with the draft sites for allocation also included in the proposals.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the extended consultation will take place over 10 weeks. The documents for people to comment on can be found at where there is a series of interactive information pages which summarise key issues and will signpost readers to the various consultation documents.

Hard copies of the documents will also be available to view at the council’s libraries, customer service centres, multi-service centres and mobile libraries during normal opening times. Please consider accessing the documents online before travelling to an East Riding facility.

A series of public consultation drop-in events have been arranged throughout July to give you the chance to speak to a planning officer about the proposals. The drop-in events will be held at the following East Riding venues. There is no need to book a place to attend, please just drop-in at any location and time that suits you on the days specified:

Location Date Time
Bridlington Spa

South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

Thursday, 1 July 2021 12 noon – 7pm
Shire Hall, Howden

13 Market Place, Howden, DN14 7BJ

Monday, 5 July 2021 12 noon – 7pm
Driffield Community Centre

Mill Street, Driffield, YO25 6TR

Thursday, 8 July 2021 12 noon – 7pm
The Courtyard, Goole

Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE

Monday, 12 July 2021 12 noon – 7pm
Beverley Leisure Centre

Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0LT

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 12 noon – 7pm
Pocklington Arts Centre

22-24 Market Place, Pocklington, YO42 2AR

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12 noon – 7pm
Withernsea Leisure Centre

134 Station Road, Queen Street, Withernsea, HU19 2QA

Thursday, 22 July 2021 12 noon – 7pm

The events will follow strict COVID-19 guidelines and all attendees should adhere to safety measures in place at each venue. These include, but are not limited to; wearing face masks, hand sanitisation, social distancing, use of the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace app or sign-in sheet and following one-way systems. Visitors may be asked to queue and/or limit their time in the event during busy periods.

All the events will be reviewed in consultation with the council’s public health team 48 hours prior to taking place to ensure staff and visitor safety. Should an event need to be cancelled, the information will be updated online: Anyone wishing to attend an event is advised to check the website beforehand to ensure it is still going ahead.

Alternatively, you can contact Forward Planning via email at or by calling (01482) 391701 for further information.

Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing said: “The current Local Plan was adopted in 2016 and the council has now reviewed the plan and is now consulting on a draft update.

“I would urge people to take a look at the proposals and let us know their views on the proposed housing, employment and mixed-use allocations across the towns and villages in the East Riding”. Comments can be made online via or by writing to Forward Planning (AS67), East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA. All responses should be received no later than Friday, 6 August 2021.