Councillor Jim Lord, Cabinet Member for Strategic Development, said:
“Having been briefed by senior officers since my election in May and seeing the incredible scale of the housing, health and raft of sustainability benefits it offers, not least the completion of critical flood defences, we must now get on and make it happen. Let’s not forget, this transformational scheme will create nearly 500 new jobs.
“I call on every stakeholder and council partner in the project to put their shoulders to the wheel and help deliver this once in a generation scheme as quickly as possible – this is a legacy moment for us all, and we should all remember this.”
The development will include 416 new homes, a new multi-million pound health centre, including a GP surgery, a dentist, pharmacy and nursery, vital new flood defences for the town, a new riverside footway and cycleway and a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the River Ouse.
The project team will appoint a developer in the coming months for all three phases of the development.