In early September, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) and a local developer North Star launched a public consultation on new proposals to build new homes on the D-Tail plant nursery site in Poppleton.
The proposals form part of JRHT’s ambitious plan to build 1,000 new and affordable homes. The site could provide up to 75 homes, comprising a minimum of 65% affordable properties, contributing towards York’s housing need. A mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom properties are proposed including bungalows, with a range of rent and shared ownership options. The remainder of the development will comprise of market homes for sale in a similar mix to the affordable properties.
The D-Tail plant nursery site is a highly sustainable location and is near to Poppleton Station, local bus stops and the cycle network. Several employment and community facilities, schools, a children’s nursery, and retail shops are within walking distance of the site.
The local community were invited to attend a community information session at Poppleton Junior Football Club in Nether Poppleton. The project team were on hand to answer any questions about the proposals as well as gather feedback.
The session was well attended by the local community. Over 60 people provided feedback either via paper or online form. Overall, the proposals have been well received but some concerns have been raised about highways, the impact on local services such as schools and GPs, as well the land being on green belt.
The team is currently analysing the feedback received and will be considering this in the final plans which will be submitted to the City of York Council for consideration.
A summary of the feedback and the changes we have made to the proposals will be shared with residents prior to the planning being submitted.