Nine homes set to be built on York scrapyard
Nine new homes could be built at a scrapyard near York Hospital.
Plans have been submitted for the Denning’s of York scrapyard off Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road to be turned into a development of nine new houses.
The site, close to the railway line, has been a scrapyard for more than 50 years.
But under the plans, three three-bedroom homes and six four-bedroom houses would be built.
Developers GEM, who also worked on the Purey Cust development near York Minster and the Star Inn the City building next to Lendal Bridge, have submitted the proposals.
They say the nearby allotments will be improved as part of the redevelopment, with fencing replaced and a layby created.
A spokesperson for GEM said: “Our proposals will regenerate this brownfield site into a new community that will vastly improve the appearance and environment around it, as well as enhancing the nearby Sustrans [cycle] route.”
The car parking for the development would be created between the railway line and the new homes.
Electric car charging
The houses would be set back by 24 metres from the rear wall of the bungalows next to the site.
A planning statement says: “Each house has an entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom, open plan living and dining space and generous bedrooms.
“Each has its own private garden to the rear with secure cycle storage, and car parking in a secure carpark with electrical charging points.
“The development also includes visitor car parking spaces and cycle stands. To the north east of the site an designated area of greenspace has been set aside for use by residents, allotment users and the wider community.”
View the plans here.