A large new housing development looks likely to be given the go-ahead later this week despite resistance from those who live nearby.
Planning officers are recommending approval for the 54-home Eggborough proposal when the district's planning committee meet on Wednesday afternoon.
If green-lit, the homes would be built on land between High Eggbrough Lane and the A19. The 1.4-hectare parcel is currently undeveloped scrubland.
Residents who objected to the proposal complain of issues surrounding the site's single-track access, inappropriate layout and design and effect of local services. They also point out that the site was previously only earmarked as suitable for residential developments of fewer than half the units currently proposed.
Local Councillor Mary McCartney has also weighed in against the proposal. She said, "Yorvik Homes want to cram 55 properties on to this site. Many of the current homes opposite are bungalows and that should be reflected on this site.
"Yorvik Homes could not be bothered to meet with the Parish Council, local councillors or residents before submitting this unacceptable application."
The council's planning department disagreed, however. Recommending the application to councillors, case officer Yvonne Naylor said, "On balance, the proposal is [...] considered acceptable when assessed against [council] policies. The proposal accords with the overarching aims and objectives of the [National Planning Policy Framework] and it is on this basis that permission should be granted, subject to conditions."
"The proposal accords with the overarching aims and objectives of the [National Planning Policy Framework] and it is on this basis that permission should be granted, subject to conditions."
Selby District Council's planning committee is scheduled to vote on the application from 4pm on Wednesday afternoon.