Council agrees to release land for development

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Selby District Council has agreed to release significant further land in a bid to re-invigorate housing development across whole of the district and maintain a vital five-year housing land supply. At a meeting of the Council earlier this month, Councillors agreed to the move which will see additional land released for housing development across the district.

Executive Member, Councillor John Mackman, explained, “This move will hopefully kick-start development across the entire Selby district and is a practical way in which we can support jobs and the economic recovery of our area. It is vital that we stimulate growth wherever possible and we believe the planning system can provide a useful springboard to help regenerate the econom“It also supports our priority of Working with partners to secure a sustainable and long-term economic recovery for our community.

“We want to do everything we can to ensure that homes are available for those who need them and to support the economy of the district. The alternative would have been to do nothing and allow planning applications on ‘windfall’ sites to continue to come forward in an unplanned and unstructured way. This option will see us release the remaining sites, planned for and identified in the current 2005 Selby District Local Plan.

“It’s important to remember, however, that housing numbers stated are indicative not absolute, and that the final numbers and densities will be established in due course through the normal planning application process.”

The sites identified for release include the following.

STM/1(B) Land at Lund Syke Lane, South Milford 98

SHB/1(B) Low Street, Sherburn in Elmet 282

TAD/2 Station Road, Tadcaster 104