An outline planning application has been submitted for the development of a landmark sustainable community in North Yorkshire.

Banks Property is looking to create an integrated extension to the village of Eggborough, near Selby which would offer new low carbon homes, enhanced local transport links, a new primary school and nursery, assisted living units, new areas of accessible public open space, other local services and a range of environmental benefits.

The family firm launched the Eggborough project at the beginning of the year, and has since undertaken a range of pre-application consultation activities across the local community, including two events at which members of the Banks project team answered queries and listened to ideas about their proposals from local residents and businesses.

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After factoring this local feedback into its proposals, the project team has now finalised and put forward its outline planning submission, with further community consultation activities being planned.

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The Eggborough development, which is being developed in line with the emerging Selby Local Plan, would see up to 1,500 energy efficient properties of all types being built on a 70-hectare site to the west of the village.

Around 295 full-time jobs would be supported on the Eggborough site during its construction period, with a further 370 jobs being indirectly supported through substantial investment in the regional supply chain.

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Jamilah Hassan, community relations manager at the Banks Group, says: “This site is included in the draft Selby Local Plan as a housing-led location and offers the opportunity to create a landmark development that will help Eggborough continue to thrive for decades to come.

“Increasing the local and regional supply of quality housing will help to attract people to live and work here, which will in turn support the development of the local economy, while ensuring there is affordable quality housing will also mean that everyone can access the housing ladder.”