Proposed new town of 4000 houses, consultation Aug 29th- Oct 28th

Cawood Parish Council objections Oct 2022 (2)

link below for easiest way to object:

Situated West of Escrick, proposals for a new town around the size of Tadcaster will directly impact on Cawood’s historic bridge and village centre with a dramatic increase in traffic volume.

Potentially putting the integrity of the bridge at risk and increasing traffic noise and congestion have led Cawood Parish Council to oppose the new town during consultations with Selby District Council.

Selby District Council have now extended the consultation period 29th August – October 28th with new town  “Heronby” being their preferred site.

York City Council and Parish Councils across the area including Cawood, Stillingfleet, Naburn, Kelfield and Escrick have all expressed their serious reservations, in addition to local landowners and concerned residents,but the “Heronby” new town is now the “preferred option” in Selby District Council’s Local Plan proposals.


A local independent action group has been set up to oppose the plans: and Cawood Parish Council is working with this group to ensure Cawood’s best interests and opinions are heard as part of this campaign.


A number of banners are displayed on the main access roads into the village to ensure this issue is communicated to everyone, both residents and those who already rely on the smooth running of our local roads through the village. The object is to encourage the maximum number of people to respond ahead of the extended consultation deadline of October 28th.


Please make your voices heard. A populated form is available to download from Monday Oct 10th.


Cawood Parish Council have already previously expressed serious concerns about the impact a new town near Escrick would have on the village as increased traffic will inevitably be detrimental to the bridge and residents whose houses in the village are near or along the B1222.

Our original objections:


The consultation takes place from Friday 26 August to 5pm on Oct 28th

Visit  to take part or use the action group’s proforma

Cawood Parish Council