Here are some impressions showing the ethos and thinking behind the project

 Galtres Garden Village is a proposed development of land to the north of North Lane and Monk’s Cross and includes the delivery of up to 1740 new homes that can be delivered over the next ten years. 

Crucially, this includes a 30% allocation (over 500 units) of affordable homes and pays particular attention for homes for the elderly, those with a disability, key workers and first-time buyers. 

It will offer mixed tenure housing with a variety of home ownership and rented options and includes a varied selection of house types, from bungalows to larger detached properties. Modern amenities will support this new settlement: a care village for retirement living, a community hub, village green and recreation facilities as well as a school, surgery and shops. The ‘Garden Village’ concept is embraced throughout with a landscape-led design which draws upon the classic Rowntrees philosophy of creating a Garden village with a community atmosphere, linked to healthy living, training and education.