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Housing delivery programme

Lowfield Green development site

The Lowfield Green project was developed with the goal to deliver a wide-range of homes to meet the needs of York’s residents with community at its heart. The site is 5.6 hectares and located in Acomb, a bustling neighbourhood where residents have access to everything they want or need without being dependent on the city centre.

Lowfield Green proposals

Planning permission for Lowfield Green to be built was granted in August 2018. Out of the 165 homes, 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 are 2, 3, and 4 bedroom family homes, 2 bedroom bungalows, and apartments for people over 55 years old who want more manageable homes.

All homes are now complete, and residents have moved in to the site, with the first families having moved in during the spring of 2021.

At its heart, Lowfield Green has an acre of open space with a children’s play area, with the green spaces fully accessible by wheelchairs, facilitating movement for everyone. Over 200 trees have been planted across the landscaped site.

Download a plan of Lowfield Green development site.

See more information about the Shape Homes York Lowfield Green development.

Lowfield Green timeline

  • sales of the new homes were launched in summer 2020; see more details about the Lowfield Green site on the Shape Homes York website
  • show homes were completed in winter 2020
  • the first homes were completed in spring 2021
  • all 140 homes were completed in Summer 2023

Progress on site

Work to build homes at Lowfield Green is now completed. The homes on site, including apartments, semi-detached, detached homes, and self-build homes, are now inhabited. The communal green spaces and semi-circular playground, with a variety of play equipment, are in place.

Ashfield Football Development

The housing development has provided 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 have provided:

  • 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 now complete and 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