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Scheme for 155 houses on southern edge of Selby
DEVELOPERS have unveiled detailed plans for the next stage of work on a huge housing scheme in Selby.
Proposals for 155 houses at the Staynor Hall site, on the southern edge of the town, near the Selby bypass, have been submitted to planners.
A decision is expected to be made before Christmas. The development, by York-based Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, will eventually see 1,200 homes built on 140 hectares of farmland in Bawtry Road.
The overall scheme - expected to cost £150 million - was approved by Selby District Council in 2009 and also includes space for shops and businesses, public open space and community facilities, including a new school.
If approved by the council, the 155 homes would form part of the third phase of the Staynor Hall development, which would have 467 homes in total. Two segments have already been completed and Persimmon’s future work on the site will see a new road being created to link the estate with Abbots Road and Selby College.
The application which has now been submitted to the council is for “reserved matters”, covering issues such as the design of the two, three and four-bedroom houses and their layout.
Earlier this year, the council’’s planning committee approved Persimmon’s last set of Staynor Hall proposals, including 87 homes.
Agents acting for Persimmon on the scheme have previously said it will provide “much-needed housing” for the district and include affordable homes and social housing as well as properties being available on the open market, while the development will also boost local businesses.
Last month, The Press reported that any new school on the Staynor Hall site would be an academy, with the developers providing the land and £2 million towards its cost.
About 500 homes within the development have already been occupied and North Yorkshire County Council has said Selby schools are already nearing capacity and many more places will be needed over the next few years, with a consultation on the issue being held during the autumn term.
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