“PROJECT SUPER STY” GETS THE GREEN LIGHT
Perhaps predictably, the County Council’s Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee has approved plans for the development of a pig finishing unit in North Field, Coniston, together with the construction of a linking track to Crab Tree Lane (together nicknamed “Project Super Sty”).
The plans were opposed by Ellerby Parish Council and many local residents. The opposition focused on concerns regarding a potential reduction in residents’ quality of life, due to the industrial scale development and the spreading of the slurry produced by 2,000 pigs on local fields. There are also concerns that the additional traffic generated by the development will add to the existing hazards of Crab Tree Lane.
The Committee has imposed a number of Conditions including (but not limited to):
1. The completion of a programme of archaeological work within the area.
2. The completion of vehicular access including the improvement of the junction with Crab Tree Lane.
3. Conditions regarding soft landscaping and wildlife provisions.
4. Conditions regarding land and surface water drainage.
5. Conditions regarding the design and operation of an odour management plan, including slurry handling, storage and disposal.
6 The provision of details of measures for dealing with fallen stock and pest control.
Full details of the Notice of Decision (incorporating the full schedule of conditions) can be obtained (in PDF format) from the Council’s Planning Applications site quoting planning reference 17/01166/PLF.
Posted 10 August 2017.
COUNTY COUNCIL TO CUT ELLERBY MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE
With immediate effect, our mobile library service is to be curtailed. In future, the mobile library will only call at The Green, Old Ellerby and this will be on a four-weekly, rather than fortnightly, basis. The next call will be on Tuesday 24th October, from 2.10 to 2.25 pm. The New Ellerby call has been cancelled.
Holders of library cards will be able to use the Skirlaugh long stay mobile library. This will now operate on a fortnightly basis, starting on Wednesday, 4th October. In future, the opening hours will be from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Posted 14 September 2017.
“END OF AN ERA” AT “THE GARDENERS”
After four successful years as tenants of The Gardeners Country Inn, Andy and James decided that it was time to move on. “The Gardeners” closed on Sunday, 29th October. Andy and James, and their dedicated team, front of house and behind the scenes, will be much missed by their numerous “regulars”.
We would like to offer our sincere personal thanks, and all best wishes for the future, to Andy, James and all the team.
“The Gardeners” re-opened on Friday 3rd November, after refurbishment. We send our best wishes to the new tenants and staff.
Posted 25 October 2017. Updated 6 November.