A new village called Heronby is set to be built in North Yorkshire, bringing 3,800 new homes to the area that lies between Selby and York.
The vision of Selby District Council, the new village would see hundreds of new homes built every year in the area, not only providing new housing for North Yorkshire locals, but thousands of full-time jobs, too.
One of their last hoorah’s (if you will) before being absorbed into the new North Yorkshire Council next April, Selby Council has been reviewing the plans this week, with a public consultation also set to take place this month, before being reviewed by the Secretary of State.
Solving a need for strategic housing sites in the area and also aiming to fulfil the new needs of modern-day life (including sustainability), the village would boast not only a market square but a high street, too, alongside new schools to support more housing in the area, plenty of open green space and a number of parks and sports fields.
Heronby also promises to take inspiration from the region, incorporating historical features that are synonymous with other towns and villages in the area, while incorporating some of the most successful features from areas such as Northallerton, Malton, Market Weighton, Selby and Thirsk.
The inspiration includes long, wide high streets to accommodate market days, Georgian-style architecture and plenty of surrounding countryside.
The plans for the new village of Heronby have already been to public consultation before, with locals’ opinions forming parts of the plan including the addition of a country park, the enhancement of wildlife corridors, the addition of green corridors to protect existing trees, and easy connections to green spaces.
Beilby Forbes Adam from Escrick Park Estate – the landowner behind the plans – said: “Our vision for Heronby is that it will be a beautifully designed and functional settlement with homes, employment space, schools, shops and green open spaces that sit comfortably within the landscape.
“The Estate is committed to ensuring that Heronby is faithful to tradition yet fit for the 21st century.
“We would like to thank all the members of the public and other stakeholders who have helped us shape our masterplan, and look forward to working with them in the future as the proposals progress.”
It is hoped that the plan will be adopted by the new unitary North Yorkshire Council in early 2024.
[Featured image: Selby District Council]