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New plans drawn up for £8m homes scheme in Huntington
9:40am Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
DEVELOPERS have submitted a new planning application for an £8 million housing scheme in Huntington in York.
Barratt Homes said it had consulted local residents and City of York Council and came up with improved proposals after 160 people attended a public exhibition in July.
The firm wants to build 86 one to four-bedroom homes off New Lane, with 30 designated as affordable houses. Priority for those will be given to people currently living in the Huntington area, through a scheme led by a local housing association.
The plans also now include a new traffic-light crossing on New Lane, following queries about pedestrian access, and a large green public open space for residents.
Paul Butler, head of planning for Barratt in Yorkshire, said: “We are pleased to have been able to respond positively to the feedback we received at the public exhibition. After further discussions with the local authority, we have confirmed the number of affordable homes and have included a commitment to ensure local people have the first opportunity to live in these properties.
“Quite a few people questioned how pedestrians would be able to safely cross New Lane, so we are also proposing a new pedestrian crossing to improve the link to the rest of Huntington.
“We’re excited about bringing new, affordable family homes to Huntington.”