Plans Go In For 500 Homes Next To Askham Bog

David Attenborough


By Mike Laycock in The Press.


PLANS have been submitted for more than 500 homes on land next to a York nature reserve described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘irreplaceable.’

Barwood Strategic Land LLP is seeking outline permission for up to 516 houses, a sports pavilion, landscaping, roads and an ‘ecological protection and enhancement zone’ on the site at Moor Lane, Acomb, which borders Askham Bog.

Its planning consultants GVA HOW Planning claim the ‘sustainable’ development would provide ‘substantial benefits’ to York, including up to 516 homes, with 35 per cent ‘affordable’, to help meet the city’s acute housing needs.


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