New Year decision expected on Hungate development

York Press: New year decision expected on Hungate development New year decision expected on Hungate development

A DECISION on whether the next stage of a stalled city-centre development in York can go ahead is set to be made early in the New Year.

Plans for the second phase of the £130 million Hungate scheme were submitted to City of York Council in September after the project had ground to a halt amid the recession.

Hungate (York) Regeneration Ltd’s application includes a five and six-storey block containing 195 homes and a commercial unit for shops, restaurants or bars.

If approved by the council, the work would begin the overall 720-home project, where the first 162 apartments and houses were completed in 2009.

The council was originally expected to debate the scheme before Christmas but it is now likely to be decided in early 2014.

Project director Richard Cook said: “Over the past year, we have conducted rigorous discussions and consultations with the council around the viability of developing this key strategic site.

“We hope these discussions will result in a satisfactory conclusion in the new year, which will allow us to bring forward the next phase of the Hungate development.”

The entire scheme may not be finished until 2024. The second phase will consist of 99 one-bedroom, 80 two-bedroom and 15 three-bedroom apartments around a central courtyard.

There will be less commercial space than originally intended because of the economic downturn. There will also be 78 car-parking spaces and 156 cycle-parking spots.

Hungate (York) Regeneration Ltd - a partnership between Lend Lease, Evans Property Group and Land Securities – has said the empty land could have a temporary use before being fully developed.

Ideas include a community garden, festival and events space and as the site for a “pop-up hotel” when the Tour de France comes to York next July.

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8:15pm Sat 28 Dec 13

pedalling paul says...

156 cycle parking places...paradise!!
156 cycle parking places...paradise!! pedalling paul

4:39am Sun 29 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

The computer-generated drawing isn't much help - how does this development interact with its surroundings? where is this on the Hungate site?
The computer-generated drawing isn't much help - how does this development interact with its surroundings? where is this on the Hungate site? Magicman!

3:23pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Malcolm says...

That looks to me to be by the River Foss opposite Rowntree Wharf.
That looks to me to be by the River Foss opposite Rowntree Wharf. Malcolm

5:00pm Sun 29 Dec 13

the butler says...

I think that this development should begin closer to the StSaviour gate area that would then provide a standard height for the final part of any future, since the land slopes down towards the river further to that a park would be an asset set on the unused portion, Let us hope that the layout of the whole area will be an improvement on the original Hungate design. the butler.
I think that this development should begin closer to the StSaviour gate area that would then provide a standard height for the final part of any future, since the land slopes down towards the river further to that a park would be an asset set on the unused portion, Let us hope that the layout of the whole area will be an improvement on the original Hungate design. the butler. the butler

6:16pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Alf Garnett says...

the butler wrote:
I think that this development should begin closer to the StSaviour gate area that would then provide a standard height for the final part of any future, since the land slopes down towards the river further to that a park would be an asset set on the unused portion, Let us hope that the layout of the whole area will be an improvement on the original Hungate design. the butler.
Your objection to the original design being...?
[quote][p][bold]the butler[/bold] wrote: I think that this development should begin closer to the StSaviour gate area that would then provide a standard height for the final part of any future, since the land slopes down towards the river further to that a park would be an asset set on the unused portion, Let us hope that the layout of the whole area will be an improvement on the original Hungate design. the butler.[/p][/quote]Your objection to the original design being...? Alf Garnett

4:02am Wed 1 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

Malcolm wrote:
That looks to me to be by the River Foss opposite Rowntree Wharf.
Ah yes that makese sense... coming off Palmer Street, the curve on which the trees sit being the river bank, and to the right being the ped/cycle bridge. Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]Malcolm[/bold] wrote: That looks to me to be by the River Foss opposite Rowntree Wharf.[/p][/quote]Ah yes that makese sense... coming off Palmer Street, the curve on which the trees sit being the river bank, and to the right being the ped/cycle bridge. Thanks. Magicman!

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