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Homes plan for Selby tyres depot site
NEW homes could be built on the site of a shop in the centre of Selby.
Plans have been submitted to Selby District Council to build nine new houses on the site of the former tile warehouse and tyre depot at the bottom end of Gowthorpe.
A report, submitted to the council this week by developers, suggests nine new three and four-bedroom houses could be built on the site.
Developers Andrew Hillas Developments state the granting of planning permission for 24 new homes on the other side of the road, would mean the former shop site would be better suited for housing.
It said: “The application site is not allocated specifically for residential development, but there are a number of material considerations that should be considered.”
The report also said the granting of the planning permission has “changed the status from one of a mixed-use/commercial service use to a residential windfall”.
If the plans go ahead, a terrace of three houses would be built facing on to Brook Street, with a single detached house, and the previous houses inside the development.
The report acknowledges the location has “become a difficult site”, but said the new houses would provide “substantial” gain for the area, aimed at couples and young families.
Developers also claim the project would be carried out by local tradesmen, providing jobs and supporting local businesses in the process, but no mention is made of whether any of the properties would be made available to the council as affordable properties.
A decision is expected on the plans next month.
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