Plans for a 49 log cabin holiday park with fishing lake, shops, craft and event space have been given the green light.

East Riding Council's Planning Committee heard the park, off Holme Road in Spaldington, would see the disused Yokegate Farm converted and local businesses invited to take on shop and work space.

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Plans passed by councillors by 10 votes to one include a 1.5 hectare fishing pond, 150sqm of exhibition and event space and 78sqm for an artisan bakery and delicatessen on the 13.5 hectare site.

Applicant and local businessman Aaron Williamson told councillors he wanted to offer the chance for others reeling from the effects of coronavirus to set up shop.

He added a bus service would be put on for Spaldington residents so they along with others could come and buy locally made goods and stay in the outdoors.

But councillors also heard from Collette Young who said she feared the tranquillity she needs for her mental health could be shattered if the park went ahead.

The nurse added events could keep her awake and large numbers of people could aggravate her anxieties around crowds which led her to move to the area five years ago.

Councillors also heard 13 objections had been lodged against the plans including over concerns traffic could increase on the A164 and on flood risks posed by site drainage.

Council officers said they were satisfied the development would be suitable but requested a number of conditions to address concerns which the applicant has accepted.

Ms Young said: "I moved to the area after my anxieties around crowds started to increase.

"A toilet block planned for the park is metres away from my garden where I like to enjoy peace and tranquillity.

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"I'm worried about noise, odour and light pollution coming from that.

"I'm also concerned that noise levels will be higher than the ones assessed which worked on a singular rather than collective basis.

"If this goes ahead I'd also have to get to my property through the park itself.

"I work shifts of between 48 and 60 hours over nine days, I have serious concerns I will be unable to sleep both during and after construction.

Yokegate Farm, the site of a holiday park proposed in Spaldington.
Yokegate Farm, the site of a holiday park proposed in Spaldington.

"I work as a forensic nurse and travel a lot for my job, I'm responsible for people's lives.

"My mental and physical health has deteriorated since I found out about the plans.

"I can't sell my house because of them, I'm effectively trapped here."

Mr Williamson told councillors he had agreed to several conditions to try and reduce the impact on Ms Young.

Mr Williamson said:"I want to create something that local businesses and the community can be a part of.

"I want to help young people with dreams of getting into business to start up, especially given what's happened with coronavirus.

Drawings showing how the log cabins proposed for a planned holiday park in Spaldinton could look.
Drawings showing how the log cabins proposed for a planned holiday park in Spaldinton could look.

"The shops will stock local produce and even goods made at the park, so people will be able to come and go for a walk, fish, shop and stay here.

"There's also wildlife friendly green screening planned around the site to close it off and to create a natural safe haven for everyone to enjoy.

"I also want to use green energy on site where we can, I want to invest in the future.

"I'm also willing to work and collaborate with anyone who is affected by this."

Cllr Linda Bayram, ward member for Howdenshire which includes Spaldington, said she had a "great deal of sympathy" with Ms Young's concerns.

But she added the neighbour should not be as concerned about noise and disturbance coming from the park and that most disruption would take place in the building stage.

Cllr Bayram said: "Great thought has been given to trees and planting, the site will hardly be seen from the road.

"It's a fishing lake for people to rest and relax in and I think enough conditions have been put on to deal with noise from events."

Cllr Michael Lee said the committee needed to bear the impact of the development on Ms Young in mind.

He requested an additional condition calling on the applicant to work with officers to address the nurse's worries about the toilet block.

Cllr Wilkinson said while he would not oppose the plans, he did take issue with its location and scale.

Cllr Wilkinson said: "I have a lot of sympathy with Mrs Young, it can be hard when you've got used to peace and quiet then all of a sudden building and development is going on next door.

"Residents in Spaldington have concerns with these developments because although they go through they don't tend to get new houses.

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"I would want the developer to speak to Mrs Young so she doesn't have too many issues, she's concerned anyone would be."

Committee Chair Cllr David Tucker said: "I have a huge deal of empathy with Mrs Young, everyone has the right to peace and quiet.

"But sometimes we're shackled to planning policy, I hope the two parties can reach a compromise."