In Leeds, Mixed-Use Regeneration, Residential

DPP Planning, in conjunction with J.G. Hatcliffe Property & Planning, has taken the first steps towards the creation of a significant sustainable extension to Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire that will include a new relief road, linking Station Road and Thorpe Road, more than 2,000 homes, community and sports facilities and commercial premises.

The two organisations have secured a Draft Mixed-Use Allocation on land to the north east of Howden, which is part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s emerging Local Plan Review Process.

Once the process is completed J.G. Hatcliffe, which is part of the Broadmanor Group of property companies, will be able to submit a planning application for the development, which will be based on an indicative masterplan produced by the developer with strategic advice from DPP.

The proposed scheme, Howden North, is circa 110-hectare (270 acres) in size and represents the sustainable extension to the existing town of Howden.  The site was selected by the council as the most appropriate location for a major urban extension within East Riding, which is required to address a shortfall in new housing due to flood risk issues in nearby Goole, and to provide additional land to stimulate inward investment and employment growth.

Central to the masterplan are proposals for 2,200 homes and more than 10 hectares (25 acres) of employment land, which is proposed for manufacturing and distribution operations, and the creation of a new relief road, together with various highway infrastructure improvements in and around Howden.

Alongside the new homes will be a community hub offering facilities including a food store, local shops, business space, a health centre, a care home and sheltered housing located around a central plaza.

Howden North will also offer additional local leisure facilities with the creation of more than 7.5 hectares (19 acres) of sports pitches and recreational areas, including 5.5 hectares (13.5 acres) of green space and local play areas, which will be supplemented by landscaping and ecological enhancements.

Masterplan is part of a detailed planning strategy produced by DPP together with J G Hatcliffe.  The strategy was delivered in co-ordination with an extensive project team, including architects, engineers and consultants, for the preparation of a number of plans, technical surveys and reports.

These reports were all presented in an extensive ‘Land Bid Submission’, which demonstrated that the site was available and a suitable and appropriate location for the much-needed urban extension.

Mark Lane, Director at DPP, said:

We’re really proud to collaborate with J G Hatcliffe to support its significant project at Howden North.  It has the potential to be a modern and sustainable urban extension to the historic town of Howden, providing numerous benefits for the current local community while also delivering much-needed homes for future residents in the East Riding.

We look forward to working with the Council to support the allocation of Howden North within the Local Plan Update over the coming months.

Jonathan Atkinson, director at J.G. Hatcliffe Property and Planning, said:

As the lead developer, we are pleased to have engaged DPP in our development proposals for Howden.  Together we have formed a strong, working relationship and the success to date is based on our joint collaborative approach with all parties and stakeholders.

“We look forward to working together to deliver our vision for Howden North, providing a sustainable, mixed-use, urban extension to integrate with Howden’s existing historic character.  This will provide new opportunities for people to live and work in a landscape-led setting with increased connectivity to existing and new job opportunities, public spaces and community facilities.

Image: left to right Mark Lane, Director at DPP and Jonathan Atkinson, director at J.G. Hatcliffe Property and Planning

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