YORK Council has submitted plans for the construction of new homes – including council housing – as part of a major regeneration of the Castle Gateway.
The plans feature a new public park at the rear of the Castle Museum, along with a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the river Foss, commercial spaces for local independent traders, and 106 new apartments.
“This is another major milestone in the delivery of the regeneration of the Castle Gateway,” a spokesperson said. “As well as bringing life to the old Castle Mills car park site and a place for growing York businesses on Piccadilly, the residential development would fund the construction of a new multi-storey car park on St George’s Field.”
Under the plans, the Castle Mills scheme would see two residential apartment blocks built, with the entire southern block of 20 apartments being new council housing. The northern block would include 86 flats ranging in size from one-bed apartments to two-bed duplexes. The ground floor of both apartment blocks would feature commercial spaces.