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Council to build 13 new homes in Byram

Council to build 13 new homes in Byram
Published 2 years ago | Updated 2 years ago
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Selby District Council’s Executive has approved plans to build 13 new family homes on a brownfield site in Byram. 

The plans are to construct nine 2 bedroom homes, three 3 bedroom properties and one 4 bedroom house.  The new family sized homes will help meet the housing needs of those living in Byram and the local area.  

The development proposals were well received with Parish Councillors and the local community supportive of the plans. The construction plans will have a positive impact on the community providing more homes for the local community. The development will also have a positive impact on the environment with the vacant brownfield site being redeveloped. 

The Council started delivering new homes back in May, building five new bungalows in Byram, the first Council built homes in 25 years.  A further ten family sized homes were built in Eggborough last month.  The construction of more new homes in Byram is part of the Council’s long-term ambition to provide more affordable housing across the district for residents, to make the Selby district a great place to enjoy life. 

Executive Member with responsibility for housing, leisure, health and culture, Cllr Richard Musgrave, said, “Its great news that the brownfield site in Byram will be transformed, providing more affordable housing for local people, helping to meet the housing needs of the area. The new homes will also have a positive impact on the appearance of the village, with the new development located in a popular access point to the village.”

Selby District Council’s Director of Economic Regeneration and Place, Dave Caulfield, said “The Council has ambitious plans to continue to deliver more affordable housing across the district. So far we’ve delivered new homes at sites in Byram and Eggborough. We’ll continue to deliver more new homes to help meet the housing needs of our residents.”

Subject to the outcome of the planning application it is expected that work to construct the new homes in Byram will begin on site in the autumn.  

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First published at 16:52 on Friday, August 4th, 2017.
Last updated at 08:41 on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017.