Housing delivery programme


The Burnholme housing site is the latest phase of the redevelopment of the former Burnholme College. These works have already delivered a new library and community facilities, with a care home opening this winter. Found in the Heworth Ward, the housing site is 1.34 hectares in size and neighbours playing fields, existing housing and St Aelreds School.

The site is currently in the design and planning stages following significant engagement with local residents and stakeholders.

Current proposal

The site builds on the two core principals of the wider Burnholme scheme, health and wellbeing. The mixed tenure homes will be certified Passivhaus and net zero carbon in use. The scheme is landscape led with generous new green spaces and further enhancements to the existing neighbouring public space to the east. The development will also see improved cycle links north to south for people living in the area, with the new streets focusing on providing a pedestrian and bike friendly environment through play streets which will be entirely car free. Around a quarter of the homes on the site will be fully wheelchair adaptable.

The homes will be a blend of affordable and private tenures. A minimum 20% of the scheme will be for social rent properties and 20% shared ownership, with the remainder sold on the open market to help cross fund the total development cost.

An outline of the site on a drawn mapAn artists impression of the final look of the proposed siteA view from one end of the car free streets proposed in BurnholmeA view of a car free street proposed in BurnholmeA view of the proposed buildings in BurnholmeAn interactive planning session with local community members


The Burnholme design proposals are ongoing with a planning submission in September 2020. The designs are reflective of the significant public engagement work and discussions with local stakeholders. Our design work is run in stages with planning submission at the end of the Stage C.

Stage A – High level design appraisal

  • engagement with the neighbourhood and communities
  • meet the design team - @TheCentre at Burnholme, 2 October 2019

Stage B – Refinement of the design brief

  • engagement with the neighbourhood and communities
  • design Workshop - @TheCentre at Burnholme, 23 November 2019

Stage C – Development of planning proposals

  • engagement with the neighbourhood and communities
  • online consultation arranged due to covid19, March-April
  • pre-planning consultation, external display on site and online consultation, August-September

Anticipated Timeline for Development:

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