A total of 550 new houses, including 220 affordable homes, will be delivered after the Council’s Executive approved a new housing delivery programme for the city.
The Council will now take a strategic lead to deliver a mixed tenure of housing across the city, accelerating housing delivery and providing much needed affordable homes. The new Housing Delivery Plan agreed by the Executive means that investment from the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) will now be utilised to directly deliver approximately 550 houses on six sites, of which 40% will be affordable housing.
Furthermore, the Housing Delivery Programme will also promote the creation healthy and sustainable developments, as it sets out a number of different principles which will underpin the design of all new developments within the programme, improving the quality of housing in the city as a result.
Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of the York Liberal Democrat Group, commented:
“Our Housing Delivery Programme will accelerate house building in the city. In the first instance, we will utilise six sites to deliver 550 homes, including 220 affordable homes; importantly, 20% above the minimum requirement of affordable housing.”
“These new homes will be of high quality, as we have also looked to enforce minimum development standards on all our sites, so we can ensure all homes are of high quality for our future residents.”
“The Housing Delivery Programme is just one element of our work to deliver more housing and combined with current proposals within the Local Plan, the Liberal Democrats are determined to increase the quantity and quality of housing, particularly affordable housing, throughout York.”