Our plans for Lowfield Green

We have planning approval for nineteen new houses at the Lowfield Green site in York.

Site plans have been developed to meet the needs of residents, including features like shared outdoor space and insulation to the highest standard making the houses affordable and efficient to heat.

An innovative mutual home ownership model will provide residents with secure equity while guaranteeing the houses stay permanently affordable.

Invest in
fairer housing

Our £475,000 community share offer will support development while providing an ethical investment opportunity.

  • Competitive return of 2.5%
  • Withdraw after 3 years
  • Offer launching this summer
Invest in Lowfield Green

Live in
fairer housing

As a resident you’ll join an active and supportive community with access to shared facilities as well as your own private home for life.

  • Sustainably built
  • Priced below market rates
  • Houses & flats available
Live at Lowfield Green

We’re bringing affordable homes to York

About us

Permanently affordable

The lack of affordable housing in York needs to be tackled urgently. Our new model will create permanently affordable homes which form an essential part of the solution.

Sustainability built in

We’re building high-performance homes designed on passive solar principles and highly insulated, reducing the power they consume and making them cheaper to run.

Homes that are sustainably built

We’re committed to using natural & low carbon building materials, helping to pioneer the shift towards a full decarbonisation of homes and communities.

Built around the needs of people

By embedding fairness and cooperation in all our decision making, we’re creating homes that put community inclusion and cohesion at the heart of their design.

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We’re creating homes that meet the needs of people

Frequently asked questions

Is the development open to buy-to-let investors?

No.

How do I apply for a home?

Express your interest by becoming a YorSpace member, it costs £2 and allows you to join our housing interest register

Do you have any other sources of money?

Since January 2017, YorSpace has attracted over £240,000 worth of grant funding. This has financed pre-development works and the planning phase of Lowfield Green.

We’ve secured grant money to cover the 15% deposit needed to purchase the land, with money raised from the share offer needed to buy the land, cover fees and YorSpace’s development costs during the build phase.

We’re in negotiations with the Community Shares Booster Programme to secure an equity investment which would mean that for every pound invested by individuals up to £100,000, another pound will be invested in matched shares.

What is the minimum investment amount?

We are still finalising details of our share offer and will confirm this soon. We expect the minimum investment amount to be between £200 - £1000.

What are One Planet Living principles?

One Planet Living is a sustainability framework used to design and shape YorSpace homes. It is different from other sustainability frameworks because: