A plan to build 4,000 homes near York has been removed from a council’s planning blueprint.
The new village of Heronby, which was earmarked for land near Escrick and Stillingfleet, was meant to be a key development to deliver long-term housing growth needs for the area up to 2040.
But North Yorkshire Council’s executive members have been told the proposals should be removed from the plan and that further consultation is undertaken.
It’s due to concerns raised about the highways impact of the new settlement which “cannot be fully resolved at this stage”.
Members of the executive also recommended to full council that four new sites are added in Eggborough, Hambleton, North Duffield and Hensall for a total of 301 homes.
North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for open for business, Cllr Derek Bastiman, said: “The revised plan recommends removing the Heronby settlement proposal and adding in new allocations for housing in the villages of Hambleton, North Duffield, Hensall and Eggborough.
“In addition to these alterations, a number of changes have been made to the wording of the policy to address issues raised at the previous consultation. If approved by full council, these will all now be considered as part of the consultation process before coming back before councillors for final approval.”
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The Local Plan sets out where development will take place across the former Selby area. It will also set out policies and strategies that planning applications will be considered against.
If approved, the consultation for proposals for the Selby area will run for six weeks from 8 March to 19 April. Further details will be available here.
Beilby Forbes Adam, from Escrick Park Estate which put forward the Heronby masterplan, said the estate remains committed to the Heronby plan.
He said they will work with the new council and other agencies “to help to ensure Heronby can play a part in meeting the future housing needs of the people of North Yorkshire”.