Spaldington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||185 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||160 mi (260 km) SSE|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Haltemprice and Howden|
The civil parish lies in the Vale of York east of the River Derwent approximately halfway between Howden and Holme on Spalding Moor. The land is predominately agricultural in use with the exception of Boothferry Golf Club. The land is at an altitude of around 5 metres (16 ft) above sea level. The village of Spaldington is the only significant place of habitation in the parish, exlcuding farms.
In around 1200 Eustace de Vesci and William Fitzpeter was jont lords of the manor; after de Vesci's death the manorship passed to Fitzpeter, then to his sister, to her eldest daughter who had married Peter dela Haye, then to the Vasavour's by the marriage of Isabella de la Haye to John Vavasour. (father of John Vavasour d.1506)
A church or chapel dating to as early as 1650 was still extant in 1850, but had been demolished by 1890. A Wesleyan chapel, also used as school, was built in the village in 1820. By the 1830s the population (of the township) was 361.
Spaldington mill, a corn mill on the Spaldington to Willitoft road was extant in 1850, but had been demolished by 1890 leaving the mill house; in the 20th century the mill house was removed, and the site levelled and field boundaries removed by the 1970s.
The airship station RNAS Howden was built in the southern part of the parish in the early 20th century, opening in 1916, and closing in 1930.
In 2009, two planning applications were submitted for wind farms.
Volkswind applied to build seven 2.3MW turbines on Spaldington Common east of Spaldington; the application was refused in September 2010, the company appealed the decision, and the appeal was rejected in 2011.
Falck Renewables and Coriolis Energy submitted an application for five 2.3MW wind turbines, 126 metres (413 ft) tip height with 92 metres (302 ft) diameter blades, to be built west of the village on Spaldington Airfield; Spaldington parish council and a large number of residents objected to the scheme; the application was refused in September 2010, but allowed on appeal (under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) in 2011 (appeal reference APP/E2001/A/10/2137617). Falck Renewables expects construction to begin in 2013, with the wind farm operational by late 2014.
In 2012 an application ws submitted by RWE npower renewables for a third wind farm (River Valley Wind Farm) of six wind 2-3MW turbines between Welham Bridge and Gribthorpe partly within the northern boundary of the parish. The application was refused in August 2013, and the developer submitted an appeal
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