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Hugh Bayley visits Derwenthorpe development
8:23am Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
A YORK MP got to look round a show house at a major new development on the eastern outskirts of the city.
Construction of the first phase got under way last year, and the 64 homes meet high standards of sustainability, with extra insulation and sun pipes transmitting light into interior rooms.
Mr Bayley said: “York is very short of affordable family housing and I am pleased to see these new homes being built in Derwenthorpe. The new village will provide 540 homes for York families at a time when there is a major shortage of housing in the city. The mix of rented homes, part-ownership and homes for sale at varying prices will create a mixed income community with special assistance available for people with disabilities.”
He said: “There will be plenty of green open space for children and adults from Derwenthorpe and neighbouring areas to enjoy. I hope that existing residents will welcome their new neighbours.”