Controversial Housing Scheme For York Playing Fields Set For Green Light




By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.


Controversial plans for 69 new affordable homes on playing fields around the David Lloyd gym look set to get the go-ahead – despite objections from neighbours.

The scheme would see houses built on land off Windmill Lane formerly owned by York St John University.

Council planning bosses have been asked to approve the proposals for Yorkshire Housing to construct affordable family homes on the land.

But a report prepared for members of the council’s planning committee says residents have raised concerns about 100 per cent of the housing being affordable, as well as worries about parking in the area.

The scheme was granted outline planning permission in June 2017, despite neighbours presenting a petition against the loss of the fields with more than 1,300 signatures.


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