Miller Homes, renowned for its five-star HBF rating, has acquired land in the popular York village of Copmanthorpe, just four miles southeast of the city centre.
The home builder, who already has a development within the city, Langley Gate, will commence work at the Copmanthorpe 18-acre site during 2024, with the first residents expected on site in late summer 2025.
A range of 2-,3-, 4- and 5-bedroom homes ranging from 850 sq ft to 1640 sq ft are proposed to feature in the semi-rural development.
Ian Thomson, Land Director, Miller Homes Yorkshire commented; “This acquisition has been a fantastic team effort, and we are delighted to have secured a scheme in such a popular residential area; bringing much needed brand-new homes to the York community. We look forward to work commencing during 2024, and to sharing updates with those interested as the process continues.”
As part of the acquisition, over £2m has also been allocated to the local community through the Section 106 agreement. This includes an education contribution of £1,169,280, sports pitches contribution of £85,839 and a contribution to Askham Bog SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) of £320,400 as well as onsite contributions of play equipment, landscaping, and footpaths for the development’s public open spaces.
A key focus of the site allocation by City of York Council was to incorporate high-quality greenspace and landscaping within the scheme, including play equipment, walkways and contemplative areas. Whilst the development was consented at outline stage in 2023, Miller Homes is also seeking to deliver a 10% BNG (Biodiversity Net Gain) target on the scheme, so that, unlike other similar sites, it will go above and beyond in meeting new protective government regulations which are set to be adopted in 2024.
Furthermore, all the homes at the development will be built to the latest Part L requirements, bringing greater energy savings and reducing carbon footprints for purchasers through a range of alternative heat and power generation provision such as solar panels, higher specification insulation and water saving products.
Ian concluded; “Copmanthorpe is a highly desirable village location on the outskirts of York. Falling in the York housing market catchment, one of the most sought-after locations within the region, we expect interest to be high from the very beginning.”