Newby submits proposals to develop 425 homes near former Nestle factory in York

By James Wallace - Tuesday, May 08, 2018 13:20

Newby, the North Yorkshire-based developer, has submitted a planning application to City of York Council to develop circa 425 new homes and apartments on a site to the west of the former Nestle factory buildings.

The development is within walking distance of the city centre and is well positioned along the Sustrans cycle route.

Newby said it has worked in close collaboration with Nestle, the City of York Council and local stakeholders via public consultations to find a way to safeguard the site for future generations. The land to the west of the Cocoa Works has been vacant for around eight years following the demolition of the old factory buildings in 2010.

In May last year, the Council granted planning permission for the conversion of the last remaining factory buildings (the Almond and Cream Blocks) fronting on to Haxby Road with the construction works on that element of the scheme due to commence in September.

Newby’s plans to bring forward the cleared land at the rear of these buildings represents the next step in the redevelopment of this large brownfield site.

Nick Moody, director at Newby, said: “We are excited to submit planning proposals for such a significant regeneration project for York. We have worked closely with the public, local businesses and the City of York Council to provide a proposal that we hope will realise the full potential of the area, as well as safeguard the future of this strategic site.”

James Wallace is a freelance consultant and can be reached via Linkedin or email: jawallace32@gmail.com

 

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