Masterplan for 2,200 home mixed-use extension to town revealed

The first steps towards creating a major extension to Howden in East Yorkshire have been taken with proposals for more than 2,000 homes, community and sports facilities, commercial premises and a new relief road.

DPP Planning, in conjunction with JG Hatcliffe Property & Planning, have secured a draft mixed-Use allocation on land to the north east of the town, which is part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s emerging Local Plan Review Process.

Once the process is completed JG Hatcliffe, which is part of the Broadmanor Group of property companies, will be able to submit a planning application for the development, which will be based on an indicative masterplan produced by the developer with strategic advice from DPP.

The proposed scheme, Howden North, covers circa 110-hectare (270 acres) in size, with the site selected by the council as the most appropriate location for a major urban extension within East Riding, in order to address a shortfall in new housing due to flood risk issues in nearby Goole, and to provide additional land to stimulate inward investment and employment growth.

Central to the masterplan are proposals for 2,200 homes and more than 10 hectares (25 acres) of employment land, which is proposed for manufacturing and distribution operations, and the creation of a relief road, together with various highway infrastructure improvements in and around Howden.

Alongside the new homes will be a community hub offering facilities including a food store, local shops, business space, a health centre, a care home and sheltered housing located around a central plaza.

Howden North will also offer additional local leisure facilities with the creation of more than 7.5 hectares (19 acres) of sports pitches and recreational areas, including 5.5 hectares (13.5 acres) of green space and local play areas, which will be supplemented by landscaping and ecological enhancements.

Mark Lane, residential director at DPP, said: “We’re really proud to collaborate with JG Hatcliffe to support its significant project at Howden North.

“It has the potential to be a modern and sustainable urban extension to the historic town of Howden, providing numerous benefits for the current local community while also delivering much-needed homes for future residents in the East Riding.

“We look forward to working with the council to support the allocation of Howden North within the Local Plan Update over the coming months.”

Jonathan Atkinson, director at JG Hatcliffe Property and Planning, said: “As the lead developer, we are pleased to have engaged DPP in our development proposals for Howden.

“Together we have formed a strong, working relationship and the success to date is based on our joint collaborative approach with all parties and stakeholders.

“We look forward to working together to deliver our vision for Howden North, providing a sustainable, mixed-use, urban extension to integrate with Howden’s existing historic character.

“This will provide new opportunities for people to live and work in a landscape-led setting with increased connectivity to existing and new job opportunities, public spaces and community facilities.”