Planning permission granted for 10 new homes at Sturdee Grove

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On 16 August, the planning application for 10 new homes was discussed at the City of York Council planning committee.  We are pleased to announce planning permission to build the homes was awarded.  

The homes will be 10 x 1 bed apartments for either people over 55s or people living with a disability. These will be either rented or available to buy through Shared Ownership.  

These homes are part of Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s plan to build 1,000 new and affordable homes.  

The approved plans can be viewed on the City of York planning portal website -

In addition, during early engagement with the residents about the plans it became clear that the current communal lounge would not be able to accommodate any additional residents.  We listened to this feedback and submitted plans for an extension to the existing communal lounge.  

Now planning permission has been granted, we will be working with CYC to finalise the purchase of the land which is currently owned by them.  

We will also be involving residents in the process to find a suitable builder for both the new homes and the extension to the communal lounge.     

At this stage, we are anticipating start on site later this year with homes be ready to move into in late 2024. 

David Boyes-Watson, Deputy Director of Development said “It is fantastic news that permission for both the plans to build 10 new and much needed homes and the extension of the communal lounge have been granted. I look forward to continuing to work with residents to deliver these much-needed homes.”  

You can read more about the new homes at Sturdee Grove.