Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Permission granted for more Passivhaus homes in York

City of York Council’s second development of net zero carbon housing has secured planning permission for more affordable, Passivhaus-standard homes at Burnholme.

These new homes will sit alongside and benefit from the council’s redevelopment of the former Burnholme School where there is now a new community centre and library, the refurbished Burnholme Leisure Centre and sports fields, and Mossdale Residence care home.

The 83 homes will be a mixed community of 1-bed flats, 2-bed bungalows, 2-, 3- and 4-bed houses.

There will be up to 11 parking spaces for disabled people, while to encourage more active travel, private and communal bike storage spaces will be provided.

The site’s communal spaces include a central green, an orchard and a natural/woodland play area.

Cllr Denise Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, said: “Thank you to all residents who worked with us, our architects and partners, to co-design these exceptional, community-focussed homes and spaces.

“Securing planning permission brings these wonderful homes another step closer to help improve residents’ lives by meeting net zero carbon standards, supporting the city’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030 and helping us tackle fuel poverty.”

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