Our Lady’s school site development plan shock

Our Lady's school

Our Lady’s school

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.

8 thoughts on “Our Lady’s school site development plan shock

  1. […] with other sites – like Our Lady’s – there seems to have been a systematic and cynical attempt by York Council leaders to […]

  2. […] No: 13/02892/FULM Location: Our Ladys R C Primary School Windsor Garth York YO24 4QW Proposal: Erection of 56 no. two storey dwellings and associated works […]

  3. […] layout drawings have been lodged with the Council for the 56 home development proposed for the school site on Windsor […]

  4. […] layout drawings have been lodged with the Council for the 56 home development proposed for the school site on Windsor […]

  5. […] is almost twice the number agreed by the same planning department when they published the draft Local Plan earlier in the […]

  6. […] is almost twice the number agreed by the same planning department when they published the draft Local Plan earlier in the […]

  7. […] development became controversial when the Labour Council almost doubled the number of units to be built on the former school site with local residents voicing concerns about […]

  8. […] development became controversial when the Labour Council almost doubled the number of units to be built on the former school site with local residents voicing concerns about […]

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