Proposals for the Redevelopment of Kelleythorpe Farm, Driffield


Welcome to our public consultation page for the exciting proposals for the redevelopment of the vacant Kelleythorpe Farm site, located to the southwest of Driffield, adjacent to the A164/A614 roundabout.

DPP Planning are preparing to submit a planning application for the part reuse and part redevelopment of the vacant Kelleythorpe farm complex shown below. The proposals will involve the construction of a new café including ancillary education / engagement facility, along with the creation of a new roadside alternative fuel filling station, including a drive-thru restaurant and the provision of employment units in the existing farm buildings, and in replacement buildings on land to the south of the A164/A614 at Kelleythorpe.

Undertaking public consultation with local residents in advance of submitting a planning application is an important part of the process for the applicants, and allows members of the public and the local community to engage with the vision for the site and to provide valuable feedback on the proposals.

The Site

The site is located approximately 1.6km from the centre of Driffield and is strategically positioned adjacent to the principal highway network. The site provides an ideal opportunity for the provision of a new roadside services and employment opportunities, and its location next to Driffield Beck also provides a rare opportunity to bring forward a new café including an ancillary education / engagement space.

An aerial image of the site is shown below:

The Proposal

Although exact details of the scheme are yet to be finalised, it is envisaged that the proposals will involve the following:

  • The erection of a new 350sqm café, including an ancillary education / engagement facility Centre (E Use) including associated car park;
  • The construction of a new 365sqm alternative fuel filling station, with provision of multiple electric vehicle charging points, hydrogen fuel pumps, as well as traditional fuel pumps and LPG supply;
  • The provision of associated ancillary convenience store and car wash facility;
  • The erection of a drive-thru restaurant (E Use);
  • The conversion of existing agricultural buildings, and the erection of new build commercial units (E(g), B2 and B8 Use).
  • A new access point from the existing roundabout providing direct access to and from the site, and internal road layout;
  • A network of internal footpaths in order to provide safe pedestrian access through the Site, to enable access from the surrounding areas;
  • Footpaths and boardwalks connecting the cafe and education / engagement facility with the nature trails and the River Hull Headwaters Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI); and
  • An extensive landscape scheme that assimilates the proposals into the landscape and provides a green setting to the scheme.

The indicative development proposals are shown below:

The current proposals will result in a number of benefits:

  • We are currently working with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to maximise the ecological benefits of the site, and to potentially enable the trust to utilise the education/engagement facility to provide a focus on the SSSI.
  • The wider scheme will also provide quality roadside services for local businesses, commuters and tourists.
  • The alternative fuel filling station will cater for eco-friendly drivers, providing additional fuelling opportunities in a location where there are only limited facilities of this nature. Drivers of petrol / diesel vehicles will be catered for too.
  • The proposed alternative fuel filling station and associated ancillary convenience store will incorporate solar panels as a renewable energy source;
  • The wider development will secure new viable uses for a number of vacant and visually prominent historic agricultural buildings. The retained buildings will be repaired and made good, preventing them falling into further disrepair.
  • A wide range of commercial units will be made available for new and existing businesses, giving rise to various economic benefits, most notably through job creation and increased local expenditure.

 Providing your Feedback

We would welcome any feedback you may have on the proposed development. Please provide your comments using the Feedback Form below, entering your name, email address and comments (please note, all feedback will be anonymous once submitted).

Alternatively, please email your comments to

Finally, if you prefer not to use a computer, please feel free to post your comments to:

DPP, One Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HN

Please submit your comments on or before 14th May 2021.

Once the planning application has been submitted, full details will be available on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website and there will be a further opportunity to comment.

We look forward to receiving your comments on the proposed development.

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