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New Town Council Emergency Line

 Howden Town Council’s Emergency phone number is now 07704 524155.

This number is to be used in the event of flooding, extreme weather, etc. in Howden only. To contact the council normally, please use the usual phone number 01430 430111 between the hours of 08.30 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday, 08:30 - 14:00 on Fridays.

For fire, medical, or police emergencies, please do not use this number, call 999 instead.

For non-emergencies the police can be contacted on 101, the NHS on 111 or Howden Medical Centre on 01430 430318.

Howden Big Spring Clean!




Howden Town Council Newsletter - Spring 2018

Read the latest issue of the Howden Town Council newsletter.

In this issue read about preparations for the Tour de Yorkshire passing through Howden in May this year, early preparations for Howden Vintage Day. Also and inside is an explanation of what the Town Council is and what it does.  

Also inside, you can read news, not just from the council, but also The Ashes, The Shire Hall, Howden Live, The Civic Society and Howden Pre-school.

This newsletter is distributed free to all households in Howden Parish, or you can read it online here.


Marsh Works

Please be aware that path works have commenced in the Marsh, from Marsh End toward the old railway line. The path has currently been scraped back to allow for the laying of gravel. It is hoped it will be completed shortly. Please take care if walking along this stretch. 

Forthcoming Roadworks 

There is to be a full resurface of the road from the zebra crossing at Long’s Corner to the Doctor’s surgery (Hull Road, Flatgate, Bridgegate, Pinfold Street). Unfortunately, it will not be done before Tour de Yorkshire (as they are busy elsewhere)…..it is planned that the works will take place in August.

There will be letters of consultation going out to all residents and businesses beforehand.

Bellway Development Update 

29 January 2017

Bellway have informed us that contractors are going on to the site this week to do some vegetation clearance in advance of bird nesting season. The scope of the works proposed do not require planning permission, nor do they constitute a commencement on site in advance of planning approval.

The contractors are called East Coast. They will be removing scrub and saplings down to top soil level within the existing fencing and removing the material from site. The boundary trees will be unaffected. There will be no earthworks/top soil strip involved. They will need to put down some temporary hardstanding for their machinery as it is very muddy on site at the moment. They will also need to provide temporary welfare for the workers on site. They will be on site for approximately two weeks.

Next Meetings

Latest Planning Applications


Land West Of 2 Wood Lane Cottages Station Road Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7AF

Erection of 170 dwellings (including 42 affordable dwellings) and associated roads, drainage infrastructure, public open spaces following demolition of existing buildings.


Land North Of Selby Road, Howden, East Riding Of Yorkshire

Erection of 300 dwellings with associated access, open space, landscaping and infrastructure.


9 Treeton Road Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7DN

Erection of single storey extension to rear, following removal of existing conservatory


Cabello Hair Studio 5 - 7 Vicar Lane Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7BP

Display of 1 externally illuminated hanging sign and 1 internally illuminated menu board


Cabello Hair Studio 5 - 7 Vicar Lane Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7BP

Change of use from Hairdressers (A1) to artisan pizza restaurant (A3) and small takeaway business with less than 30 seats with a wood fired pizza oven


The Press Association 11 Bridgegate Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7AE

HOWDEN CONSERVATION AREA: Conifers x9; fell as outgrown location and complaints from neighbouring properties


116, 118 And 120 Hailgate Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7SZ

Internal and external alterations to 118 Hailgate, Howden to create 3 dwellings and alterations and extensions to 116 and 120 Hailgate, Howden following demolition of a lean-to and single storey extension


The Co-operative Charles Briggs Avenue Howden East Riding Of Yorkshire DN14 7GQ

Display 1 internally illuminated logo sign, 1 single sided internally illuminated totem sign, 1 non illuminated sign with acrylic letters, 3 non illuminated wall mounted aluminium panels and 5 non illuminated post mounted aluminium panels