Plans for 500 homes at Malton to go to council next month

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A FORMAL planning application for 500 new homes in Malton will be submitted to Ryedale District Council next month, following a public consultation.

As well as being asked for their views, local residents are being invited to suggest names for the massive development.

The proposals by the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, first revealed in The Press last week, involve 46 acres of land between Castle Howard Road and Middlecave Road, with the A64 bypass forming its western boundary.

Master Planner Leon Krier - who developed Prince Charles' experimental new town Poundbury in Dorset - is involved in the scheme.

Further details were released yesterday by Roddy Bushell, manager of the Fitzwilliam Estate.

He said the development would include some sheltered housing for the over 55’s and also a mix of employment units encouraging new business start-ups.

He said the estate had a long term interest in Malton and wished to preserve its 'unique and timeless' character, and full-colour drawings by architect Jan Maciag gave an impression of how the new quarter could look.

"Mr Krier’s design would take into account characteristics of other North Yorkshire villages, which often encompass a village green, a main square, and streets that include a gentle sweep of village housing," he said.

He urged members of the public to attend a community consultation event, to be held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday March 22, at 12 Market Street, Malton, and contribute ideas.

"What we have at the moment is not ‘set in stone’. We are keen to evolve the development in line with residents’ vision of the future of Malton.

"This development would create a vibrant place to live, and would be an attractive place to call ‘home’."

He said the consultation event would feature information panels, and representatives of the development team would attend. "Views expressed at the consultation will be taken into account when the master plan is revised ready for submission with the planning application next month."

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8:41am Wed 19 Mar 14

MrsHoney says...

I used to have art lessons in the Summer in those fields, I guess that's progress though and houses are needed.
I used to have art lessons in the Summer in those fields, I guess that's progress though and houses are needed. MrsHoney
  • Score: 4

11:09am Wed 19 Mar 14

gav10 says...

The artists impression will bear no resemblance to the finished article, developers are greedy and will stack in as many houses as they can often by modifying the plans once build has started.
The artists impression will bear no resemblance to the finished article, developers are greedy and will stack in as many houses as they can often by modifying the plans once build has started. gav10
  • Score: 3

2:46pm Wed 19 Mar 14

flyfisher says...

Fitwilliam estate score again. Not only will they get a huge payout here but, if they get their "bully boy" way with the market development another big payout there as well. Nice one and meanwhile Malton gets no benefit
Fitwilliam estate score again. Not only will they get a huge payout here but, if they get their "bully boy" way with the market development another big payout there as well. Nice one and meanwhile Malton gets no benefit flyfisher
  • Score: 3

6:26pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Maltonian says...

I look forward to seeing the plans for this development. It's a good site for new homes being within easy walking distance of the town centre, and should redress some of the imbalance with Norton where there has been huge development over the years. Hopefully there will be affordable homes included.
I look forward to seeing the plans for this development. It's a good site for new homes being within easy walking distance of the town centre, and should redress some of the imbalance with Norton where there has been huge development over the years. Hopefully there will be affordable homes included. Maltonian
  • Score: -2

7:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

A19A64 says...

Is that a new Tescos tucked away in the background?
I can`t see any possibility of a link road off the A64 at that point, so the line of cars waiting at the end of Castle Howard Drive at peak times should be interesting.
As for sheltered housing for the 55+ ... haven`t they heard we`ll all be working until we`re 68?
Unless of course, we`ve got the odd Joshua Reynolds to flog off.
Is that a new Tescos tucked away in the background? I can`t see any possibility of a link road off the A64 at that point, so the line of cars waiting at the end of Castle Howard Drive at peak times should be interesting. As for sheltered housing for the 55+ ... haven`t they heard we`ll all be working until we`re 68? Unless of course, we`ve got the odd Joshua Reynolds to flog off. A19A64
  • Score: 1

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