27 April 2015

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust wants to create a new 175-bed care home in the centre of the York village, while also carrying out alterations to the Folk Hall. Under the plans unveiled by the organisation, the former New Earswick library and tennis clubhouse would both be demolished, while the local play area would be moved.

Local residents in York had previously raised concerns about the plans laid out by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, but the body has moved to reassure them. People l

The executive director of the trust John Hocking told local newspaper the Press that its redevelopment of New Earswick would release much-needed family accommodation. He explained that there is a growing demand for people who are looking to downsize to smaller supported accommodation in New Earswick and York and the new care home would help to address that need. Mr Hocking added that the aim of the redevelopment of New Earswick is to bring the original garden village character of the village back.

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