Dozens of homes proposed for village site

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Plans to build 82 homes in Riccall, near Selby, have been submitted to Selby District Council.

The proposals, developed by planning consultancy Barton Willmore for developers Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, include a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes.

The plans cover a 6.65 hectare site to the north of Riccall on land north west of Northfield Lane and Wheatfields Walk.

Architects Downes Illingsworth Partnership Limited will provide designs for the project, which will include up to 20 affordable homes.

Stuart Natkus, planning director at Barton Willmore, said: “It’s vital that we continue to address the undersupply of homes in this part of North Yorkshire, not only to support its economic growth but also to ensure villages like Riccall provide options for local people to live and work in the area.

“The developers understand the Local Plan well and have shaped this development accordingly, ensuring a mix of family homes.

“These plans have been developed with sustainability at the fore and with respect for the character of Riccall.”

A design and access statement submitted as part of the application adds the proposals aim to create a “sensitive, locally responsive development” which will contribute positively to the existing village.

The statement adds: “It will create a desirable place that will stand the test of time and that people will be proud of and want to inhabit for many years to come.”

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