North Ferriby Parish Council
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Commuted Sums
The recent development of Wilson Close has generated a cash fund, known as a commuted sum, to be spent on recreational, play and sports activities within the village. Funds are available in two separate strands – for children and for older teenagers and adults. The Parish Council would like to hear from any relevant group that is not for profit, has a bank account and a constitution, and which promotes community recreation, play or sports activities that are open to all members of the public at a realistic cost. Click on the image to download the Booklet

About Ferriby
About Ferriby is the village magazine of North Ferriby from All Saints’ Church. It is currently delivered to over 400 households in the village.
If you don’t want to miss out on information about activities in your village please email to arrange for a copy to be delivered to your door every month for the discounted cost of £6. It regularly features articles from village organisations including the school, N Ferriby Utd and the church.

Work on Reed Pond - Update
This has involved draining the pond, excavating the silt and putting it to dry on the banks, then refilling the pond to a depth of at least 2m (as reeds will not grow in over 1.5m of water) and replanting the banks. Spoil excavated from the reed pond in September was levelled out and seeded. In the spring the area will be covered with topsoil and reseeded again and a small amount of planting will take place. We ask that people (and dogs!) keep off newly seeded areas until they are established We apologise for this delay and thank you for your understanding.

Quality Cinema in the heart of the Village
If you enjoy a good film, but find the trek into Hull or Beverley tiresome, especially in winter, or if you long to see a favourite on the big screen, rather than on TV, then “Ferriby Screen” could be just what you have been waiting for. Plans include longer films, for autumn and winter Sunday afternoons and a cinema society membership for art and minority interest films. We welcome your suggestions. Contact us and to register for regular news on screenings at the Village Hall, visit or email and put “Cinema” in the subject box to add you to our mailing list.

Safe And Sound Grant
Are you a Homeowner / Private Tenant aged over 60 or disabled and in need of additional security measures in your home? If you feel you may be eligible for the Grant contact:
Tel: 396 259 Email:
Write to: Amy Dean, Safe & Sound,
Housing Assistance, DF33, Cross Street, County Hall,
Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9BA
See also Leaflet and Grant information

Melton Fields planning decision goes
to Court of Appeal

The decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to refuse the planning appeal of St Modwen Properties for Melton Fields has now gone to the Court of Appeal. We await the court's verdict. Can the remaining protest boards around the village please be removed as after four years, are causing many complaints.

St Modwen contested that the Secretary of State had erred in his judgment in supporting the Planning Inspector’s dismissal of their appeal to build 510 or 390 houses at Melton Fields. St Modwen submitted four grounds of objection and all have been rejected by the High Court. The full judgemental can be viewed on Melton Fields Information Page The proposal to build houses on Melton Fields has now been REJECTED by:
* The Local Planning Authority
* A Planning Inspector at a Public Inquiry
* The High Court

Should this final appeal fail, the land at Melton Fields will be developed for light industry in accordance with the recently approved East Riding Local Plan.

For a full history of this long campaign by your Parish and Ward Councillors see Melton Fields Information Page

East Riding Local Plan
The East Riding Local Plan determines the amount of development across the East Riding between now and 2029 and was fully approved by ERYC on 28 August. Residents may be aware that North Ferriby Parish Council has taken every opportunity to participate in and influence the development of the Plan.

For North Ferriby this confirms the establishment of an allocation of 160 dwellings in the village
In respect of Melton Fields, the Inspector dismissed the view that the site should be considered as open space and the part of it closest to houses in North Ferriby should not be built on. He considers that it is suitable for allocation for employment purposes

Emergency Plan
Download Emergency Plan Questionnaire (pdf file)
Local Police
See South Hunsley Police for details

Current Planning Applications
Current planning applications. Comments can be made online at


See Local Planning Applications Information Page

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