Duncombe barracks site could deliver 40% affordable homes

Next Thursday’s Executive will decide whether to purchase 1.67 acre Duncombe Barracks site on Burton Stone Lane, which has been offered to the council by the Ministry of Defence for £2.55million.

Planners believe that at least 36 homes could be built on the site, and the council is planning to go above and beyond national planning guidelines and deliver a mixed tenure housing development which would include 40% affordable housing.

Councillor Helen Douglas, executive member for housing and safer neighbourhoods said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire land in a well-serviced residential location where, subject to planning permission, we can build much-needed, affordable homes in higher than usual numbers.

“This will help meet our ambition to deliver 550 homes in five years to support lower and middle income households find the homes they so urgently need. I am grateful to the MOD for their continued work with us on this project.”

Executive takes place on Thursday 18 October from 5.30pm and is open to members of the public or is available to watch live online from: www.york.gov.uk/webcasts

To find out more about the report, or to attend, visit: http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=733&MId=10473&Ver=4