York & North Yorkshire

Selby house plan could spark 'recovery'

Up to 1,340 homes could be built on land released for housing in an attempt to kick-start the local economy by Selby District Council.

The move could see up to 450 houses constructed in Cross Hills Lane, Selby.

Sherburn in Elmet and South Milford are earmarked for a maximum of 380 additional houses.

Executive Member, Councillor John Mackman, said: "This is a practical way in which we can support jobs and the economic recovery of our area."

None of the land being made available is owned by the council.

The council said the announcement would avoid applications for extra housing coming forward in an "unplanned and unstructured" way.

It also said the number of houses on any site was only an indication and any applications would go through the normal planning process.

Whether any new houses will in fact be built is up to the individual landowners and developers.

Other sites released for building include Tadcaster with a potential 104 houses and Thorpe Willoughby with 133.

Also included are sites at Byram (20), Camblesforth (55), Carlton (50), Eggborough (87), Hambleton (14), Osgodby (48).

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