The Escrick Park Estate's plan for Heronby is more than just a new community; it is a vision for a sustainable and thriving Yorkshire village. As the need for quality, attractive, and affordable housing continues to grow, the Estate believes that it has a unique opportunity to create a development that is different from traditional dormitory-style housing estates.
By focusing on community, green space, and sustainable development, the Estate aims to create a place where people can live, work, and thrive in harmony with nature. The project team that has been appointed to help develop the proposals is comprised of highly experienced professionals with a proven track record of delivering high-quality developments.
The estate intends to ensure that Heronby is a place that people are proud to call home. They want to create a place that is not just a collection of houses, but a thriving community with a strong sense of identity. They aim to achieve this by ensuring that the community is built with community buy-in and that there is a strong emphasis on the legacy of the landowner.
Escrick Park Estate custodian Beilby Forbes Adam commented: “For more than 350 years, Escrick Park Estate has played a key role in shaping the built and natural landscape of the area.
“As we look forward to the years ahead, we realise there is a pressing need to provide good quality, attractive housing, which people can afford and in an environmentally sustainable way. But we do not want to build a faceless, rootless dormitory village with an absence of community and a fixation on the car.”
As the project progresses, the Estate is keen to engage with local residents and stakeholders to gather feedback and ensure that the development meets the needs and expectations of the community. The website that has been set up is just the first step in this process. The Estate plans to arrange design-based consultations where local people can discuss ideas and provide feedback on the master plan.
The development of Heronby is a long-term project, and the Estate recognises that it will take many years to complete. They are committed to creating a development that is not just a collection of houses, but a thriving and sustainable community that will be a positive legacy for generations to come.
The Estate's commitment to sustainability is reflected in its plans to improve the ecology of Heron Wood, which sits within the site. By planting native trees and shrubs, they aim to increase biodiversity and create a more sustainable environment for the community. The Estate is also committed to addressing the traffic issues in the village of Escrick. They plan to support and facilitate the construction of a bypass that will alleviate the existing traffic issues in the area, making it easier for people to access the new community.
Escrick Park Estate's plans for Heronby are ambitious, sustainable, and community-focused. The development aims to provide quality, attractive, and affordable housing that is sympathetic to its surroundings, with a strong emphasis on community and sustainability. As the project progresses, the Estate is committed to engaging with local residents and stakeholders to ensure that the development meets the needs and expectations of the community.