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Housing delivery programme

Lowfield Green development site

Planning permission has been granted to build 165 homes, of which 19 are community build delivered by YorSpace, and 6 are self-build plots. The remaining 140 homes on the Lowfield Green site are made up of:

  • 20% rented council housing
  • 20% shared ownership
  • 60% for sale on the housing market

Construction work started at Lowfield Green in December 2019 to deliver a mix of homes for people of all ages, in a community where residents can thrive. There will be 2, 3, and 4 bedroom family houses, 2 bedroom bungalows, and apartments for people over 55 years old who want more manageable homes.

Around 40% of the homes are now complete and residents started to move into their new homes in Spring 2021. The remaining homes will be complete by late 2022, with the next section of over 30 homes set for completion early 2021.

Work is underway to develop an extra care facility on the Lowfield Green site to meet the needs of older residents, as part of our objectives to build more accessible and age-appropriate housing in city.

At its heart, Lowfield Green has an acre of open space with a children’s play area which is now open to the public. Over 200 trees will be planted across the landscaped site. Download a plan of Lowfield Green development site.


  • launching sales of the new homes in Summer 2020. For more details visit Shape Homes York
  • show homes completed Winter 2020
  • first homes completed in Spring 2021
  • construction of 140 new homes complete in late 2022

Progress on site

Work to build homes at Lowfield Green continues. The aerial video shows apartments, semi-detached and detached homes being built, with the bungalows and some of the houses already completed and occupied.

The footage also shows a semi-circular playground with play equipment installed, and the communal green space sown with grass seed. The new roads and entrances off Dijon Avenue and Tudor Road are visible, and the self-build homes are under construction next to space for 19 homes to be built by a community group.

We're looking to install sensors in a range of CYC properties to better understand the performance of our homes. The sensors are small self-contained units that monitor CO2, temperature, humidity, light and motion. This will help us identify and address conditions that could lead to the development of damp and mould problems before they impact living conditions and possessions. Read more about the Housing Conditions Sensor Trial online.

Ashfield Football Development

The housing development is providing funding to create a brand new grassroots football project which will provide quality facilities for thousands of young footballers. The money is helping fund a project on the former Ashfield Estate land off Tadcaster Road. The new facilities will provide:

  • 8 natural turf pitches, with drainage
  • a clubhouse with changing facilities
  • new access roads and infrastructure
  • new tree planting and improvements to the biodiversity of the site

The site is nearing completion with only the access road left to construct. The pitches and clubhouse are open and being actively used by a local team.

Also see

Housing Delivery Programme

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA