Galtres Garden Village is a unique opportunity to address the significant shortfall of the housing that is needed in the City of York. It can deliver a viable and flexible solution, working with the City of York Council and Homes England, with capacity to create a new community that embraces the needs of the elderly, key workers and working families wanting to live affordably in York.
With landscape and environment at the heart of its design and the Rowntree legacy of ‘Community First’ reflected throughout, it opens access to natural country parkland and embraces health, wellbeing and harmonious living.
Galtres Garden Village is a critical project for the future of York city housing to help ensure that locals who live in York can stay in York, whatever their circumstances.
Galtres Garden Village is a proposed development of land to the north of North Lane and Monk’s Cross and includes the delivery of up to 1740 new homes that can be delivered over the next ten years.
Crucially, this includes a 30% allocation (over 500 units) of affordable homes and pays particular attention for homes for the elderly, those with a disability, key workers and first-time buyers.
It will offer mixed tenure housing with a variety of home ownership and rented options and includes a varied selection of house types, from bungalows to larger detached properties. Modern amenities will support this new settlement: a care village for retirement living, a community hub, village green and recreation facilities as well as a school, surgery and shops. The ‘Garden Village’ concept is embraced throughout with a landscape-led design which draws upon the classic Rowntrees philosophy of creating a Garden village with a community atmosphere, linked to healthy living, training and education.