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News at Good evening. Thank you for joining
us. Welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight... On a collision
course over rural housing. A public inquiry begins over plans to build
hundreds of homes in the countryside. It is usually built
first, worry about services later. One or two possibly, but 500`600?
Definitely no! More delays for drivers as a main
route into Hull is to close for the festive period. It is a nightmare,
because they are doing all the roadworks. Having to use a different
route. People still have to work across Christmas.
Why creating new islands could help save the Lincolnshire coast.
And the Queen Bee helping one nursery buzz into the record books.
And a frosty night to come, but what about the next few days? Join me
later to find out. Good evening. According to the Prime
Minister, the only way to solve Britain's housing crisis is for more
homes to be built in the countryside. But it's a policy
that's put him on a collision course with Tory`run councils like East
Riding. Today a public inquiry began into plans for 500 new homes at
Melton Fields near North Ferriby. The planning application was
rejected by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council earlier this year.
The final decision will now be made by the government. Jessica Lane was
at today's inquiry. North Ferriby in East Yorkshire. A
rule home for more than 3000 people. According to developers, an
attractive place to build for even more. Residents are worried this
will ruin their Village. There is a lot of housing available already
full is up once you put concrete on something, it is there already. Once
you have done it, it is done. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has
already approved planning permission for this to be used for employment
use. But the developer argues there are enough commercial sites in the
area In a statement, it said... The population of the UK is growing.
And national housing charity Shelter estimates we'll need up build up to
250,000 new houses a year to cope with the rising demand. The
Lincolnshire Lakes development near Scunthorpe would create 3500 new
houses. East Lindsey District Council is planning to spend ?1.5
million on affordable housing. And approval has been given for up to
400 homes to be built near Stamford. All in line with what the local MP
and planning Minister wants to see. In my view, the worst failure of
social justice, at the moment, is the way in which young families are
forced to bring kids up in tiny flats without any green space. We
will put a lot of pressure and creative ways to get billed to build
more beautifully, actually respect local design. Back in North Ferriby,
some think the houses here are needed. More affordable houses would
be a good idea, but there are some for sale at the moment, so the
property market is obviously moving. It is usually built first, worry
about their bosses later. 500`600? Definitely no. The council is
funding the public enquiry, the developer funding its own cost. The
final cost will depend on how long it goes over, but it should be tens
of thousands of pounds. The inquiry continues on Thursday for four days
and is then adjourned again until February. The planning inspector
will send a report to the Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.
He will make the final decision about what happens here.
Earlier, I spoke to someone from the housing charity Shelter. She began
by Timmy how important it is the new homes are built. `` by killing me.
Families all over the country are struggling. `` by telling me. No one
wants to move half a mile across the country to find somewhere
affordable. It is important to build new homes in every community, that
families can afford. But shouldn't we build and every Brownfield site
before building 500 homes in nice countryside rural areas? Babel in
rural areas also need affordable homes just as much as people in
urban areas. It is right that young families should work hard and save
up to get a home, but the government must meet them halfway and make sure
we build homes for two`day's families. But many people in
Yorkshire and East Lincolnshire paid good money to live in these homes,
then suddenly get whacked with 500 homes on their doorstep, surely that
is not there? I know families in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire want
to see their children and grandchildren have what they enjoy,
the stability of a home where they can put down roots and though it is
affordable, without having to move far away from their communities and
families. If we are going to make that a reality, we have to build
homes in every community. So are these people just moaning and do not
want a new development on their doorstep? It is right that new
development have to be right for a new community. But we must not
mistake we need affordable homes. Just 25% of homes are affordable in
East Yorkshire to a family on average wages. That poses a
challenge to families who want to put down roots and do not want to be
forced to move away. Thank you for speaking to us. You might like to be
in touch about this. Should more homes be built in the countryside?
Maybe you are trying to buy a house and you think more building would
help. Or do you live in a rural area and think the countryside should be
protected? We would like your thoughts on this. We should
hopefully have a few before we finish tonight.
Whether homes should be built, including the countryside, talking
them about North Ferriby. Thank you for watching. In a moment...
Learning lessons from Liverpool. How this region could benefit from
becoming the City of Culture. Roads works across Hull are putting
customers off shopping in the city and causing long delays for
motorists. That's the warning from drivers and businesses as a main
route into the city is to shut over Christmas. A railway bridge on
Spring Bank West needs replacing, closing the road for two weeks at
the busiest time of year for retailers. Sarah Corker reports.
They are the signs and signs motorists dread, the essential
repairs that cause long queues. In Hull, 15 roads are being dug up at
the same time. Every time a major road shut, it causes a nightmare
elsewhere. Doubles your journey. I live five minutes away, but it takes
15 minutes to commute. It is important to planet when traffic
might be quieter. Are began in the summer to repair the bridge, but the
road will close for two weeks at near Christmas. Closing abroad in
the run`up to Christmas should be damaging. And we want people to come
here. On major roads into the west of the city, roadworks are causing
delays on Spring Bank West, Willoughby Road and also some
ongoing work. For bus passengers, it is proving slow going. This is the
66 five miles west of Hull to the city centre. It usually takes 30
minutes. It takes up to one hour or more. Absolutely disgusting!
Yesterday was how renders. Up to 40 services their day are being
disrupted. `` yesterday was terrible. We are taking less money,
possibly hundreds of thousands. But if the repairs were not done, you
would complain? Absolutely, the work has to be done, and we know it is
complicated, because the structure is difficult to repair, but
management could be better. It is a ?3.7 million repair job to the
bridge. Network Rail and Hull City Council have apologised or
inconvenience, but accept there is no good time to do roadworks and are
working as quickly as possible. Retailers, though, say it is
damaging for trade. The busiest time of year, when we should be busy with
footfall, but people will try to avoid the area. X date some delays
over the festive period, a temporary nuisance both temporary `` for
permanent repairs. You might also have a view on this
story. Will your journeys be affected? Maybe you think there are
too many road works taking place at the same time? Start the text with
the words Look North, as usual. Other news now.
Planning permission has been approved to build a new relief road
south of Grantham. The road will link the A1 and the A52 south of the
town. The local council thinks it could create more than 20,000
construction jobs and lead to 4000 new homes being built in the area.
What this road will do will link the A52 via the A1, so we can ban HGVs
and lorries in the city centre, making a huge difference to
commuters, and to the town centre, removing congestion and making it an
easier place to get to work, go to school, to shop, and enjoy the town.
Police are investigating after bank notes worth thousands of pounds were
spotted floating in a Lincolnshire river. The cash was discovered by a
dog walker in the South Drove Drain near Spalding town centre last
month. Officers retrieved the bank notes from the river and say they
add up to around ?60,000. They now plan to contact the Bank of England
for assistance. Giant sand islands could be built
off the Lincolnshire coast as part of new flood defences. Lincolnshire
County Council are investigating an idea pioneered in Holland, where
they've created an artificial island more than a mile long. Jake
Zuckerman reports. Every year, thousands of tonnes of
sand are dredged from the bottom of the sea and piled on to
Lincolnshire's beaches. It is to replace the sand that's been washed
away. It is vital work that protects the coast from flooding, at a cost
of ?6 million a year. But now Lincolnshire County Council are
looking at a brand new way of dealing with the problem, which
could see huge man`made islands built off the coast. If this works,
instead of spending ?6 million every year for how long, we could perhaps
spend considerably large amount in any one year, but perhaps leave it
there for ten years or longer and then it stays in place, so rather
than having to come back every year, there is a body of sand that looks
after the coast for us. The idea comes from the Netherlands, where
they've created this peninsula more than a mile long using more than 700
million cubic feet of sand. They call it the sand motor. Because, as
this simulation shows, the natural current should deposit that sand on
beaches all the way down the coast. That may mean they won't need to
replenish the sand on those beaches for 20 years. Lincolnshire County
Council has arranged a meeting in December with a Dutch company to see
if a similar scheme would work here. This idea is still very much in its
early stages. But if the sums add up, then sand motors could change
the face of the Lincolnshire coast. And perhaps even prove to be a
tourist attraction in their own right.
Still to come on tonight's Look North... I'm live at Glanford Park
as fans from Grimsby and Scunthorpe prepare for their FA cup knock out
And buzzing into the record books. `` And buzzing into the record
books. The children and staff and their very own Queen Bee.
Keep your pictures coming in, this was taken off Sunrise `` of sunrise.
A lovely picture. Beautiful! Thank you, getting your vote of
confidence, all we need. This will not get yours, you were seen in the
jewellers, does he have any news for us? I was trying to get a battery
for a watch. That is how rumours start!
Wet and windy is the headline. A short burst of heavy rain. As it
clears southwards, it could turn wintry, but will soon turn brighter.
An active weather front will bring heavy rain and some wintry staff for
a time. The trend is for high`pressure to establish, and from
the end of the week and weekend, much of next week, it looks dry and
settled with frost and fog at night. Wintry flurry for a time at the
coast, how about that for the end of November? Lots of sunshine
elsewhere, very cold and temperatures dropping like the
clappers right now, some others already have laws now. Through this
evening, `` already have frost. Through this evening, a weather
front will bring some rain from the West. Lowest temperatures shade
lower than these suggest, down 2`2 or three. The sun will rise in the
morning at around about 36 minutes past seven. The prospects for
tomorrow, windy start, a spell of heavy rain, turning wintry perhaps
as it cools southwards, but moving quickly. The afternoon looks much
brighter with some sunshine and some showers. The wind will ease,
temperatures less cold at around six or seven degrees, below average for
the time of year. Thursday and Friday, variable cloud, some
showers, but a lot of dry weather for the weekend and next week.
This same shirt and tie as last night? It is not. A little touchy?
Did you change the battery in your watch? See you tomorrow!
Well, we're just over 12 hours away from what many believe could be the
most important decision in the modern history of Hull. The winner
of City of Culture 2017 will be announced in the morning. There are
claims it could bring millions of pounds into the local economy.
Claims largely based on the experience of Liverpool, which held
the title in 2008. Our Business Correspondent Paul Murphy has been
to the other end of the M62 to investigate.
Many will tell you that the transformation of this city centre
only really got going when Liverpool was named Capital of Culture 2008. I
quite like it... It was a former government adviser, himself a
Liverpudlian, said it is more complicated than that. The idea you
can host an eventful year, then suddenly have a new economy, new
shops, hotels, moving to cultural and creative and tourism from
manufacturing, that is not the case, it needs more planning. 3.5 million
visitors came here in 2008, to see concerts to giant mechanical spiders
roaming the streets. An arts centre opened in the same year. And they
have no doubt here is that the culture year brought arena sounds to
the city centre. `` brought arena songs. Tourism is major to the city
centre. It creates jobs, wealth, businesses coming in, people coming
in and spending money, so evidence is there. Looking around, it is not
hard to be impressed by how the city has used its rich city and culture
as a tool for regeneration. But away from the tourism hotspots, have the
lives of ordinary Liverpudlians really been transformed? Just a mile
or two out of town, the economic benefits are less evidence. But the
volunteers setting up this community bakery in Anfield are trying to
breathe a bit of life into an area where regeneration has been slow. It
cannot just happen in the city centre. That is amazing, giving
culture and things to look forward to at the weekend, but you come home
and you cannot buy a nice cup of coffee, can go for a nice pint of
lager. What happened in 2008 was spectacular and inspiring. But they
will tell you it was only the beginning of the hard work to
improve the local economy and not the end of it.
We have been talking about this for so long, the big day is tomorrow.
The announcement will be made at 7:45, so tune in here, or follow as
on Twitter. `` us. Fingers crossed we can be City of Culture.
The woman in charge of the Lincolnshire Co`operative Society is
to become the company's national boss. Ursula Lidbetter takes up the
role as chairman with immediate effect. It follows Len Wardle's
resignation this morning in the wake of a drugs scandal surrounding
another Co`op boss Paul Flowers. I am proud to be taking on the
chairmanship of the group, it is a great institution, it has a great
heritage, and I am proud to be leading it as we work on finding a
really positive future for the organisation such a difficult time.
Plenty of response last night after we were talking about mobile phones
and even hands`free kits to be banned from cars. Just a few of the
many passionate views on either side of the debate.
Thank you for those. Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town
play each other tonight in an FA Cup replay. Humberside Police have sent
letters to some football fans telling them they're not allowed to
go to the derby match. There were a dozen arrests when the clubs faced
each other last week. Phillip Norton is at Glanford Park tonight. What
can we expect from tonight's game? Fans are arriving here now for what
promises to be an exciting game of football. It is an extremely cold
chilly night. But this fixture always raises the temperature.
There's always been rivalry between Grimsby and Scunthorpe. Much of it
based on local banter. But there has been trouble in the past. That is by
Humberside Police are out in force tonight to keep that to a minimum.
As local derbies go, Grimsby Town versus Scunthorpe United is always
one to look forward to. The teams met in the FA Cup ten days ago. But
the game finished goalless, taking it to a replay. Off the pitch, 12
people were arrested. Six of them for violence near Blundell Park
after the match. It has prompted police to send letters out warning
some fans to stay away. And advise Mariners fans to travel by coach.
You get the idiots would ever you go, Premiership, big teams or little
teams. There should not be any trouble. We come to watch the
football. But both teams are united that all talk after the game should
be of the action on the pitch after the final whistle. It was played in
the right spirit on the pitch, just one booking for a local derby, that
is slightly unheard of, weary yellow cards can get flashed about but
anything in the modern game. Use that example, I would ask, of the
funds and go and get behind your team. The Lincolnshire rivals go
into the game with mixed form. Grimsby won away from home in the
football conference over the weekend. But Scunthorpe lost at home
in League Two. We have to obviously change in terms of how we approach
the game, but we need to get the first goal and set the tie up, and
it is important that we play well at home. Local derby, cup tie, sell out
stadium. Both sides will be hoping to deliver a winning performance to
go into the next round of the famous cup. A chance to host League Two
Northampton Town next month. Now Humberside Police are keen to
stress the vast majority of the 8,000 or so fans just over a week
ago were very well behaved. And the attention turns to the action that
will take place on this page in less than an hour. All being well, the
game will be an exciting one and everything will pass off smoothly.
It will be decided tonight, be it extra time or penalties, and I will
be live later tonight with all the drama.
Thank you, and that is filled match commentary on the FM frequency of
Radio Humberside. The build`up is already on the air right now. Enjoy.
Thousands of children across the country were breaking a world record
today by dressing up as bees. In Molescroft near Beverley, around 70
children played their part and had a very special guest too. Simon Spark
was there to see how they did. You don't have to dress as a busy
bee to go to the Busy Bees nursery. BUZZING. But today, it helped.
That's because they were trying to break a world record for as many
children, parents and staff to be dressed in bee costumes all at the
same time. Here we are, busy bees winging their way into the record
books! CHEERING. Nine is soft. It is a buzzing bee. Busy bees up and down
the country holding parties, children and staff coming dressed as
bees, to smash over own Guinness world record. There are 213 of these
particular nurseries up and down the country. And to break their own
record, which they set five years ago, each nursery needed to dress
up. So here they are in Warwick, Chemsford, Burton upon Trent,
Sunderland and Leamington Spa. But we can definitely say ours was the
top hive. Because this one had a very special Queen Bee and special
guest. Who else but Hull's Bee Lady, Jean Bishop? She must have thought
she'd grown a colony. I did not know I had been so busy! Yes, all my
little bees. They were beautiful, yes. Of course, she soon set them to
work gathering nectar in the form of cakes and party food. Now they just
need to break the record. And if they do, it'll be emotional.
CHILD CRIES. LAUGHTER. I love her every time I see her.
We've heard in the last hour that the world record has been broken.
The bees in Beverley were joined by 8000 others dressing up across the
country. We saw some of the places there in that film, so well done to
everybody. Read cab of the main headlines tonight. `` a recap. The
government announces changes to the NHS after an inquiry into care at
the Mid Staffordshire Trust. And the row over rural housing. A public
inquiry begins over plans to build hundreds of homes in the
countryside. Tomorrow's weather. A cloudy start with some heavy rain,
which could be wintry in places. Showers in the afternoon.
Temperatures in the middle of the afternoon up to seven degrees
Celsius. We were speaking there about building homes in the
countryside, and a big response, one saying that council is looking to
redevelop the rundown buildings and factories. Another seeing they
should only build where infrastructure and transport will be
provided. People would then not have to resort to using their vehicles.
And on Facebook, no, leave the countryside alone, it would be
better to use empty homes. If we build more houses, we could have
more flooding and think about wildlife. And these are tough times
and homes need building. NIMBYs Need not apply. And another, seeing that
building on greenfield sites suits builders, because they do not have
to remove old buildings as they would on Brownfield sites, meaning
more money for the big building firms. Like you for watching, have a
lovely evening, keep warm, take