High Malton housing plan to go on show

High Malton housing plan to go on show

High Malton housing plan to go on show

First published in News

DETAILS of changes to a plan for a 500-home extension to a market town are set to be made public.

Malton landowners, the Fitzwilliam Estate, will hold a public consultation event to detail its latest blueprints for High Malton, which it says would be built over a ten-year period on land to the west of the the town, between Castle Howard Road and the A64 bypass.

The proposal includes provision for business start-up units, housing, including ones for first-time buyers, families, and retirement properties and large areas of green space.

It also features an extensive network of footpaths linking with existing schools, shops and other nearby facilities.

The event in the Milton Rooms on Saturday, September 6, from 10am to noon, will be an opportunity for residents to question consultants working on the scheme, including master planner Leon Krier, who designed the Prince of Wales’ Poundbury model development in Dorset.

An estate spokesman said the development would be sympathetic to the town and the purpose of its investment in Malton, such as the recent £380,000 revamp of the grade II listed town hall, is to boost the economic viability of the town centre.

He added: “If people have concerns or suggestions or if anything is unclear, we are keen to hear from you.”

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2:38pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Maltonian says...

A good looking development. It will be interesting to see the proposed modifications.
A good looking development. It will be interesting to see the proposed modifications. Maltonian
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10:25am Tue 26 Aug 14

Roger S says...

800 houses, cattlemarket, supermarket and business park for the partly local estate. Almost a clean sweep. Better than for a complete or speculative outsider but democracy or localism failing the people in old-fashioned Yorkshire again. Sort of medieval. Inevitable when they own most of the land. http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Earl_Fitzwi
lliam The laws and actions we take to try and bring public benefit usually backfire as it is only the huge concerns who can pay enough people in high places to wade through it. Self-building or quality architecture has massively declined in this country over the last 20 years and we are resigned to being allocated a spot on these terrible characterless blightful estates in the name of "affordable housing" which is merely a concession from the emerging monopolistic powers, which not even a steadfast capitalist would encourage. Commandeer some land and let the people build their own houses at a fraction of the cost. Limit development size to 40 to ensure variety and a spread of opportunities and competition. This plan for 500 has some redeeming features, but is not a positive. Our planning committee is full of self-interested and/or NIMBY's who have created this situation by suppressing local developers and creating the ultimate playing field for large firms to come in and clear up, as long as they pay the council some legal bribes to keep their power and pay up and dish out to the resultant needy.
800 houses, cattlemarket, supermarket and business park for the partly local estate. Almost a clean sweep. Better than for a complete or speculative outsider but democracy or localism failing the people in old-fashioned Yorkshire again. Sort of medieval. Inevitable when they own most of the land. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Earl_Fitzwi lliam The laws and actions we take to try and bring public benefit usually backfire as it is only the huge concerns who can pay enough people in high places to wade through it. Self-building or quality architecture has massively declined in this country over the last 20 years and we are resigned to being allocated a spot on these terrible characterless blightful estates in the name of "affordable housing" which is merely a concession from the emerging monopolistic powers, which not even a steadfast capitalist would encourage. Commandeer some land and let the people build their own houses at a fraction of the cost. Limit development size to 40 to ensure variety and a spread of opportunities and competition. This plan for 500 has some redeeming features, but is not a positive. Our planning committee is full of self-interested and/or NIMBY's who have created this situation by suppressing local developers and creating the ultimate playing field for large firms to come in and clear up, as long as they pay the council some legal bribes to keep their power and pay up and dish out to the resultant needy. Roger S
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