It looks like the York Council will finally reveal the building plans for the former Our Lady’s school site on Windsor Garth next week.
The published draft Local Plan says (at page 108 of the preferred options paper) that 29 new dwellings are scheduled to be built on the 0.68 ha “footprint” of the old buildings.
We understand that Yorkshire Housing may tell local residents that they intend to build almost double that number, raising big question marks about the capacity of roads and other infrastructure to cope.
There will also be concerns about the impact that such a large scale development would have on the adjacent green fields and Hob Moor itself.
The Council is being heavily criticised for its Local Plan which would see around 1100 additional homes built each year in the City with the majority likely to be occupied by inward migrants from other parts of the UK and Europe.