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Several Developments To Change York Landscape
Residents in York will have noticed a number of changes occurring to the Yorkshire city in the last few years. However, this is just the beginning, as scaffolding companies in York are set to be extremely busy working on even more development projects in the near future.
One of these is the extra care housing that is being built in Dringhouses. The development, which is being commissioned by the Wilberforce Trust, will include 30 new specialised apartments and a ‘living and learning’ centre to support the local community, York Press reported.
Philippa Crowther, chief executive of the Trust, said: “We are delighted to be building both homes and a community facility for all ages. It has been three years in the planning and today marked a fantastic step.”
The facilities are designed to give people with visual and sensory impairments the opportunity to live independently with access to support when they need it.
Work began on the new development site earlier last week (November 20th), marking the beginning of construction for the specialist housing.
This comes after Miller Homes revealed its plans to build 266 houses on the western edge of York.
According to York Mix, the development, which will be located on the old Civil Service Sports Ground between Millfield Lane and Boroughbridge Road, has been in the pipeline for five years.
Miller Homes first introduced the idea in December 2014, but City of York Council did not pursue the application in a timely fashion.
This led the housing development company to apply to the national planning inspectorate to determine the outcome, eventually resulting in consent for the site.
Despite this, the council still has to consider the application, with some criticising the project for its use of green belt land.
However, inspector Yvonne Wright was reported by the publication as saying: “I have determined that the site does not serve any green belt purposes and therefore does not need to be kept permanently open for green belt reasons.
Furthermore, the provision of 266 market and affordable homes, to be delivered in the short to medium term, is a significant favourable factor.”
As well as new residential properties, York could become home to a 400-capacity music venue. This is because plans have been submitted to rejuvenate part of Rougier Street by developer North Star into a building live music fans can make use of.
A spokesman for North Star told York Mix the city is calling out for a venue such as this, saying: “The new venue will be something completely different for York with the aim to reach a wide range of audiences.”
It was added: “Our intention is to ensure we enhance the already fantastic cultural offer of the city and to create a destination that will welcome as many people as possible.”
This comes as part of North Star’s redevelopment of Northern House, Rougier House and the Society bar to create the new ‘Roman Quarter’ in the city, hosting a visitor attraction, as well as new apartments, offices and retail space, restaurants and cafes.