Hedon Care Home facility – flood risk assessment prior to approval
|October 24, 2012||Filled under Business, Community, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Environment Agency, Hedon|
A REPORT on granting planning permission for a new 1.4 ha (3.5 acre) Care Home facility on Magdalen Lane, Hedon (to be built by Yorkare Homes), is to be taken before the East Riding Council’s Planning Committee on Thursday 25th October 2012.
The report states that there is a need for nursing care homes and in particular for dementia care in the Hedon area. The Local Planning Authority is satisfied that there are no other sites within the area which could accommodate this scale of development.
The Magdalen Lane site is considered to be in an ‘easy-reach’ location, but an extended footpath would be needed to improve pedestrian access. The parking provision stipulated in the planning application would be appropriate. Most traffic would be generated by staff and visitors, so increased traffic generation is not considered to be a significant issue.
However, the report by council planning officers recommends that the decision on granting planning permission be DEFERRED until the Environment Agency has responded to the applicant’s revised flood risk assessment.
The Flood Risk Assessment covers issues relating to keeping people safe from flood hazards, including methods to drain water, flood warnings, emergency and evacuation procedures. The developers need to demonstrate that the building of the facility will not increase flooding risks to others, and where possible reduces flood risk overall.
If the comments from the Environment Agency are positive, then officers recommend that the application be APPROVED.