Between 80 and 100 local people gathered in the village hall at Bishop Burton for a presentation by the Lindum Development Group of their plans to build a petrol station and a convenience store on agricultural land to the north of the Killingwoldgraves roundabout on the road between Beverley and Bishop Burton. The developers were represented by a builder from Lindum, a planning consultant and a highways consultant, both engaged by the developer. They also answered questions put by members of the audience.

Those attending were mostly from Bishop Burton but also came from neighbouring villages and from Beverley.

No one spoke in favour of the proposed development and a number of objections were voiced:

The developers were asked to provide additional information on:

BP and M&S were criticised for not attending the meeting to hear the concerns and passionate objections of villagers even though they had been invited. It was understood that they would be the owners and operators of the site.

The Clerk to the Bishop Burton Parish Council advised villagers that if and when formal plans were submitted she would inform those who had attended the meeting by email and information would also be put on the village web site.

She stressed that those wishing to object must send in letters to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council when the plans have been lodged with the council. She would offer advice on the matters that would be appropriate to include in such letters. The quantity of individual letters of objection would weigh heavily with the Planning Committee’s consideration of the proposal.

If you want to be kept informed by email of progress with the proposed development, please email Margaret Hebb on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you click on the title of this article you will find at the bottom of the full article copies of the plans as presented by Lindum to the consultation meeting.


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