Plans are in for the first tranche of homes to be built as part of a huge housing development in York.
Detailed designs for 323 houses to be built on land bordered by North Lane and the Monks Cross Link Road in Huntington have been submitted to City of York Council.
They would form part of the ‘Monks Cross Garden Village’, which is being developed after developers Redrow received the go-ahead from Housing Secretary Michael Gove last year.
Mr Gove’s department backed Redrow’s outline plan to build 970 homes on land to the west of Monks Cross Link Road, along with a primary school, community facilities and a convenience store, with a country park built to the east.
Redrow had appealed to the government after the company said York council had taken too long to make a decision. The plans were first submitted in 2018.
It plans to build the 970-home development with Bellway Homes. Altogether five planning applications will be submitted to deliver the scheme in phases, over ten years.
The first third of the homes would take up land in the northern third of the 164-acre site.
“Our vision is to create a landscape-rich Garden Village adjacent to the settlement of Huntington,” planning documents state.
“Green streets will create safe, attractive routes that prioritise pedestrians and cyclists.
“The new Garden Village will include not only new homes but new community infrastructure, including the potential for local retail, a primary school, community hub and a bus route to help support an accessible new community.
“The site offers a distant view of York Minster; development should utilise this view corridor to maintain a visual connection south west to York city centre.”
The 323 homes would include:
- 15 one bedroom homes
- 87 two bedroom
- 104 three bedroom
- 83 four bedroom, and
- 34 five bedroom.
Five per cent of these would be custom or self-build homes, and 97 (30%) would be affordable.
You can read and comment on the plans here.