New Homes Proposed at Bempton Lane, Bridlington

We would like to hear your views

Gleeson will soon be submitting a full planning application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for development of new homes on land allocated for housing at Bempton Lane, Bridlington, and would like to hear your views on these proposals.

The Site

The site comprises approximately 21 hectares of land on the northern side of Bridlington, east of Bempton Lane and north of Darwin Road/Airedale Drive. It presently comprises agricultural land with dense areas of woodland that mark the current edge of Bridlington. Gleeson has entered into an agreement with the owner of the land to bring forward a detailed planning application for residential development.

The site is allocated for housing in the adopted East Riding Local Plan (2016) (ref: BRID-B). It has also been carried forward into the emerging East Riding Local Plan Update as a housing allocation.

What is Proposed
  • A development of 450 homes comprising 2, 3 and 4 bed (2 storey) house terraced, semi-detached and detached house types and a number of 2 bed bungalows.
  • The homes will be served by a new roundabout access on Bempton Lane, and by a link into Darwin Road. A hierarchy of streets will be provided across the development to make it easy to navigate around.
  • Pedestrian/cycle links to existing housing areas will also be provided. These are shown on the Site Layout Plan available to download.
  • All of the houses will have generous gardens and off-street parking facilities. A number will have garages. Example house types are provided within this website.
  • Infrastructure will be provided at each house to allow for the recharging of electric vehicles.
  • A new children’s play area with equipment will be provided that will be accessible to existing residents of the area. In addition, the development will comprise informal greenspace areas, and green corridors that will contain footpaths and trim trail exercise equipment.
  • Existing areas of woodland on the southern margins of the site will be retained. Significant new landscaping and trees will be provided to soften the appearance of the development, and to promote biodiversity. Development will be set back from Bempton Lane behind a landscaped area, and a dense buffer of trees will be provided along the northern and eastern boundaries.
  • The scheme will also include Sustainable Drainage Systems, which will ensure that, even allowing for climate change, the development will not increase surface water run off from the site.
About Gleeson

Gleeson Homes are part of the MJ Gleeson Group, a FTSE registered national property company established in the 1960s. Gleeson Homes build high quality, low-cost homes in the North of England and the Midlands where there is a strong need for affordable housing, serving predominantly first-time buyers, young families and key workers on low to average salaries and in areas where they want to live. Gleeson have delivered, or are currently delivering, other schemes nearby at Pinfold Park (Pinfold Lane, Bridlington), Hornsea, Withernsea and Hull.

Gleeson deliver a unique social benefit by helping people to escape from housing poverty caused by the ‘rent trap’ and into home ownership and wealth creation. A young couple can afford to buy a Gleeson Home on any one of our developments, even if they are earning the National Living Wage.

Reducing our emissions
We are working closely with our supply chain partners to identify alternative materials with lower embodied carbon without sacrificing quality. We started with clay bricks and identified that changing to concrete bricks could achieve a 49% reduction in CO2e when compared with clay. This year we built 52 homes using concrete bricks, including reconstituted stone. This equates to a carbon saving of 94 tCO2e on bricks alone. Whilst concrete bricks have significantly lower embodied carbon than clay bricks, concrete products still have high levels of embodied carbon, and we are continuing to evaluate lower-carbon alternatives.

We are also looking at ways to reduce the in-use emissions for our customers through heating and energy efficiency. The Future Homes Standard is designed to reduce the emissions over the lifetime of the house and this is being implemented by changes in building regulations. Our projections suggest that the Future Homes Standard will increase embodied emissions of building a home by 9 tonnes through the requirement of more materials however this is expected to reduce in-use emissions over the 60 year period by 69 tonnes saving an overall total of 60 tonnes. This assumes that there will be a wider decarbonisation of the electricity grid as the UK switches to more renewable energy sources.

Community Matters
We understand the importance of involving the existing communities in which we build new homes, before and during the construction and development; leaving a legacy once works are complete. We use local labour where possible, engage with local schools and our Sports Foundation provides opportunities for sponsorship of local sports clubs. Please see the Gleeson Community Matters statement download for further information.

What will the Development Bring to the Area?

  • Delivery of a longstanding housing allocation that also forms part of the emerging new East Riding Local Plan
  • Assisting the choice and supply of low cost homes available in Bridlington
  • Development of a wide range of housing types/sizes suitable for all ages and household types, in particular first time buyers
  • New recreation opportunities for residents of the area, including a children’s playground and a trim trail
  • A gross capital investment of in excess of £50 million into the area
  • Increased spending power for local shops and services in Bridlington, supporting their viability
  • Employment generation during construction period – 1,395 people, including apprenticeships (source: HBF Calculator)
  • £5.4M annual tax revenue, including £508,000 Council Tax to spend on local services (source: HBF Calculator)
  • Financial contribution to provide for additional education infrastructure, should there be insufficient capacity in existing schools.

What Happens Next?

We will collate all comments on the proposals and take them into account before finalising the full planning application. Comments should be made by 23 October.

There will also be an opportunity to comment on the application once submitted.The planning application will be a comprehensive submission comprising a large number of supporting reports and plans to address all of the policy issues arising from a development of this scale.

Our expectation is that the proposals will be determined by the Council early in 2024 and the first homes will be available in 2025.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you wish to make comments, then:
Please complete the feedback form on this webpage;

Or please email us at:

Or please write to us at: Bridlington Consultation, Peacock+Smith, Central House, 47 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2TE



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