4 June 2015
LINLEY & Simpson has welcomed a double boost for the increasing number of people eying up York as the place to make their new home.
Planners have given the go-ahead for more than 350 new apartments to be built on the Barbican and Terrys sites.
This latest addition to Yorks current housing boom will see Persimmon Homes build 175 apartments on vacant land next to an aparthotel, which is already under construction on the former Barbican swimming pool and car park land.
The York Press also reports that is also seeking permission for another 12 apartments on a separate plot of land nearby on the corner of Kent Street and Fawcett Street.
Meanwhile, Henry Boot Developments and PJ Livesey want to convert a former Terry's factory building into 173 apartments, with a single storey rooftop extension and also a 2,500 sq ft retail unit on the ground floor.
Linley & Simpson, based on Micklegate, welcomed the plans, saying they would create much-needed extra capacity in both the sales and rental markets, as York maintained its position at the forefront of Yorkshires most sought-after city to live.
The Persimmon Homes four and five-storey project would regenerate a prominent brownfield site and provide much needed housing in a sustainable location.
There would be 106 car parking spaces on the site and parking spaces would also be leased from the Q-park opposite to create a total of 155 spaces, and18 of the apartments would be affordable.
The Terrys plans would bring such a substantially important listed building back into a beneficial use.