Plans for 500 homes on outskirts of Malton

Architect Jan Maciag artist’s impression of the site shows plans to include a village green

Architect Jan Maciag artist’s impression of the site shows plans to include a village green

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PLANS to build up to 500 new homes on the outskirts of Malton have been unveiled.

Master Planner Leon Krier - who developed Prince Charles' experimental new town Poundbury in Dorset - is involved in the new scheme for a 46-acre site on Castle Howard Road on the west side of Malton, inside the A64 by-pass.

The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate will seek the community's views during a consultation event at 12 Market Street, Malton, between 10am and 5pm on Saturday March 22.

The estate, which owns and manages a substantial portfolio of property in Malton, said the event offered a chance to invite discussion and take on board other views, which would be used to inform the design process.

"We do not see this developing as ‘just another housing estate’," said a spokesman.

"We hope to work with the community to produce a new residential quarter of Malton that will grow organically over several years in harmony with Malton’s infrastructure and the demand for new homes."

He said the proposals were at an early stage and when the designs were complete, they would go through the full planning process. "We do not expect to start on site until 2016 at the earliest."

He said Mr Krier’s designs incorporated classical themes whilst bearing modern living requirements in mind and also taking into account the local architectural theme.

He added that as architect Jan Maciag's artist’s impression of the site showed, there were plans to include a village green. It would also be built as a ‘walkable’ community, favouring the pedestrian over the vehicle.

Tobias Burckhardt, Malton Estate’s surveyor, said: “This will be an exciting development for Malton. It is important to the estate that we take the community on the journey with us. The event on Saturday March 22 is a chance to speak to us, give us your ideas and suggest ways of improving the scheme.

“Leon Krier is an influential Master Planner, whose work is renowned in the UK and beyond. His involvement guarantees a unique project that will have positive effects for the town for many generations."

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10:55am Thu 13 Mar 14

Oyy you says...

Go on.., cram em in......l
Go on.., cram em in......l Oyy you
  • Score: -1

11:45am Thu 13 Mar 14

Maltonian says...

A good site I guess for new homes - easily walkable into town and public transport links, healthcare, shops, etc - on the right side of town for accessing road to York and Leeds without clogging up town centre - well above the flood plain. Am guessing it should include a new primary school. Much better than further over development in Norton. Am guessing this would take us close to the number of homes allocated in the latest development plan.
A good site I guess for new homes - easily walkable into town and public transport links, healthcare, shops, etc - on the right side of town for accessing road to York and Leeds without clogging up town centre - well above the flood plain. Am guessing it should include a new primary school. Much better than further over development in Norton. Am guessing this would take us close to the number of homes allocated in the latest development plan. Maltonian
  • Score: 14

11:59am Thu 13 Mar 14

Priapus says...

I was wondering if the guy who brought us the horror of Pounbury was involved when I saw the fake war memorial in the artist's impression.
I was wondering if the guy who brought us the horror of Pounbury was involved when I saw the fake war memorial in the artist's impression. Priapus
  • Score: -2

12:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Maltonian says...

Priapus wrote:
I was wondering if the guy who brought us the horror of Pounbury was involved when I saw the fake war memorial in the artist's impression.
Yes It does divide opinion Priapus. I have friends who live there and they love it. I must admit when I visited them last summer it looked and felt significantly better than where I live rammed on to a Persimmon estate. Given that we're going to get this number of houses anyway, as the much debated local plan agrees, I'd rather it looked like Poundbury than my estate in Norton! I may even consider moving there.
I wonder if they will include a direct road link down to York Road?
[quote][p][bold]Priapus[/bold] wrote: I was wondering if the guy who brought us the horror of Pounbury was involved when I saw the fake war memorial in the artist's impression.[/p][/quote]Yes It does divide opinion Priapus. I have friends who live there and they love it. I must admit when I visited them last summer it looked and felt significantly better than where I live rammed on to a Persimmon estate. Given that we're going to get this number of houses anyway, as the much debated local plan agrees, I'd rather it looked like Poundbury than my estate in Norton! I may even consider moving there. I wonder if they will include a direct road link down to York Road? Maltonian
  • Score: 10

9:06pm Thu 13 Mar 14

spottycow says...

SPOT ON BRING IT ON
SPOT ON BRING IT ON spottycow
  • Score: 7

9:54pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Yorkybob says...

Where are the occupants of these new homes going to shop?
Where are the occupants of these new homes going to shop? Yorkybob
  • Score: 4

1:21am Fri 14 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

There's no point putting in a 'village green' if there are no amenities or facilities. Take a look at the Brecks lane estate in Strensall, it has a village square complete with a fake water well - but nobody goes there because there's no shops (the square doesn't even have a bus service apart from a school bus)... everybody up there drives out and drives back in, keeps themselves to themselves, and is all very insular. I was up there a few days ago waiting for somebody, and despite having the odd car drive past it felt very lonely up there - no community feel at all.

make the development nice, but make it like a proper village.
There's no point putting in a 'village green' if there are no amenities or facilities. Take a look at the Brecks lane estate in Strensall, it has a village square complete with a fake water well - but nobody goes there because there's no shops (the square doesn't even have a bus service apart from a school bus)... everybody up there drives out and drives back in, keeps themselves to themselves, and is all very insular. I was up there a few days ago waiting for somebody, and despite having the odd car drive past it felt very lonely up there - no community feel at all. make the development nice, but make it like a proper village. Magicman!
  • Score: 3

8:55am Fri 14 Mar 14

Roger S says...

The required 1500 homes over 15 years will take some building, and it looks like the estate is going to have a go at building most of them and cleaning up. I think their ownership of the town is deeply wrong, feudal and should be broken down to help the townspeople thrive and own their shops, but if we can't change that then at least their vision for the town is mildly inspiring and of course the owner of the spotted cow would be happy. At least their vision is aspirational as opposed to one of champagne socialism, NIMBYism or resentment like the district planning committee brings to the table. It will be interesting to see how the affluent part of the town will react to becoming boxed in and busy with 35% affordable housing.
The required 1500 homes over 15 years will take some building, and it looks like the estate is going to have a go at building most of them and cleaning up. I think their ownership of the town is deeply wrong, feudal and should be broken down to help the townspeople thrive and own their shops, but if we can't change that then at least their vision for the town is mildly inspiring and of course the owner of the spotted cow would be happy. At least their vision is aspirational as opposed to one of champagne socialism, NIMBYism or resentment like the district planning committee brings to the table. It will be interesting to see how the affluent part of the town will react to becoming boxed in and busy with 35% affordable housing. Roger S
  • Score: 6

4:25pm Mon 17 Mar 14

DYLANESQ says...

People need to ask themselves why they are being asked to accept huge housing developments which will only further invade the open Ryedale rural landscape to make up for British Government's obscene lack of immigration controls over the past years. One way of reducing the burden on the housing market is to ship out those millions in the country illegally. ORGANIC growth is one thing, this proposal is another completely.
People need to ask themselves why they are being asked to accept huge housing developments which will only further invade the open Ryedale rural landscape to make up for British Government's obscene lack of immigration controls over the past years. One way of reducing the burden on the housing market is to ship out those millions in the country illegally. ORGANIC growth is one thing, this proposal is another completely. DYLANESQ
  • Score: -4

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