Lowfield Green, the former Lowfields School site, is where YorSpace are looking to develop York’s first cohousing community. The site is currently owned by City of York Council and YorSpace have an exclusivity agreement in place to purchase a portion the site, in the south east corner. The Council is developing the remainder of the site to include other types of houses, bungalows, a Elder Persons Care facility, a Health Hub and an open green space
An Outline planning application for the whole site has been submitted by City of York Council. YorSpace have been in discussions with City of York Council since October 2016 about developing a portion of the site to create 19 homes in the South East corner – the area identified as “Community Build Plot” on the plan above. An outline planning application for the YorSpace portion of the site was submitted alongside the Council’s full planning application for the rest of the site.
Press release here outlines progress on our plans and how we’re engaging the community with meetings and workshops. Funding is in place from Locality and Power to Change and our team have been developing the design and business model to deliver York’s first Community led housing project!
..and here is our vision to deliver 19 low cost, cooperatively owned, environmentally sustainable, community focussed homes at Lowfield Green in Acomb:
This is a really exciting time for YorSpace: our volunteer team is expanding and we need you!
If you’re interested in becoming a resident and want to find out more then please visit our get involved page and sign up as a member and then click here to find out more details about how you can sign up to a working team and help shape what the homes at Lowfield Green will be like!