Biggest Housing Development for Decades Planned for North Yorkshire

Plans have been revealed for 290 much needed new homes in Kirkbymoorside. The developer plans to build 240 houses which would include a number of affordable homes and another 50 apartments for elderly people with care needs.

The proposed scheme from Gladman Developments of Cheshire will be studied by local councillors, planners and residents who will discuss the effect it would have on the town. The developer will be posting out questionnaire leaflets throughout the town publicising the exhibition about the scheme taking place at Kirkbymoorside Primary School. The developers will also be giving a private presentation to the entire council.

A spokesman for the developers said: “The questionnaire is an opportunity for the public to tell us what is important to them and, if built, what they would want to see in the development. We want to get feedback from residents about the demand for first homes, affordable homes and community facilities. Kirkbymoorside has been assessed by Ryedale District Council as one of the towns where further residential development should be suitably accommodated. We are consulting with a number of organisations and groups including community organisations, Ryedale District Council, schools, doctors, the Highways Authority and affordable housing providers.”

The council currently has a need for 256 new affordable homes per year and Gladman confirmed the development would provide up to 80 such homes which the council could use to reduce the council house waiting list. In addition it is anticipated that private landlords will be asking for landlord insurance quotes on a number of the buildings which will also mean those looking for accommodation will get the chance to take up a tenancy in the private sector. The development will contain ample open space and recreational facilities and the proposed site will be easily accessible to existing amenities and the public transport network. Mayor Chris Dowey is delighted with the proposals which mean local people will be able to stay in the town rather than having to move away to find a home. Even though it is still early days, it is obvious that the scheme is going to have a huge impact on the town.

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