Housing delivery programme

Ordnance Lane development site

The planning application for this site was submitted in November 2021 following significant engagement with local residents and stakeholders.

Current proposal

The site is designed to create a mixed and inclusive community, and be a healthy place to live with sustainable design including certified Passivhaus homes which will be zero carbon in use.

Ordnance Lane will be developed to have a good mix of uses and community benefits including space for play, communal facilities, and workshop spaces, building on the sites recent history as an employment space.

The range and types of homes have been designed for people of all ages, mobility needs and incomes, including a minimum of 40% affordable homes (20% social rent and 20% shared ownership) and 10% of homes across the site being fully wheelchair adaptable. The site has a focus on providing multi-generational housing to create an inclusive, sustainable and resilient community.


The planning application for 85 new homes, 8 commercial units, and 2 community facilities was submitted in November 2021 following significant public engagement work and discussions with local stakeholders. A mix of 1 bedroom flats and 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes has been proposed in the application.

Stage A – High level design appraisal

  • engagement with the neighbourhood and communities
  • meet the design team, 25 November at Cycle Heaven
  • a drop-in session to review some of our initial analysis work, share design ambitions and discuss the future of the site

Stage B – Refinement of the design brief

Stage C – Concept design and planning application submission

  • engagement with the neighbourhood and communities
  • online consultation arranged due to COVID-19, September to October
  • pre-planning consultation, external display on site and online consultation


  • planning application submitted November 2021
  • start on site - anticipated Spring 2022
  • completion - anticipated 2024

Ordnance lane site outline

A computer generated aerial view of the Ordnance Lane site

A discussion goes on at one of the interactive sessions

an overview of the people adding post it comments to a discussion board

a group of participants at one of the interactive sessions

A model of the proposed plan, with comments written by attendees

A computer generated view of Ordnance Lane

Also see

Housing Delivery Programme

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA