‘High Malton’ plans now with authority

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An application to build 500 homes on land off Castle Howard Road, Malton, is now with Ryedale District Council.

Provisionally named High Malton, the “pioneering” scheme will include a mixture of affordable homes alongside a range of properties, including bungalows and larger family houses, as well as shops and employment opportunities.

It has also been modified to take into account concerns regarding traffic flow which were raised during a public consultation, according to surveyor Tobias Burckhardt, who is managing the development for the landowner, Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate.

The design, he says, now ensures that only ten per cent of traffic generated by the site has access to Middlecave Road, the large majority of cars will use Castle Howard Road with no through-road between the two.

“We are grateful for the feedback everyone has given us at the public consultations and at the many meetings we have held with local people since,” he said.

“We are now confident that the proposals, which envisage a mixed village community with local facilities, will over the next decade provide important new housing in a way which fits well within the existing road and community infrastructure – better than any other site in the area.”

“This will be a pioneering scheme and we are excited to be working closely with the planning officers, statutory authorities and local stakeholders to deliver it.

“We know the concerns which local people continue to have about the impact on Malton’s infrastructure. We are in discussions with the district and the county councils about the improvements and significant financial contributions we will need to make to ensure that Malton can thrive as a result of our scheme.”

The proposed development has been designed by urban planner Leon Krier who was responsible for the Prince of Wales’s model village of Poundbury in Dorset. A detailed version of how it will look on completion can be seen on You Tube by searching for “High Malton - a vibrant place to live and work.”

Local residents can comment on the proposals on Ryedale District Council’s planning portal. If approved, the first houses could be built by 2016.

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