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A partnership between Caddick Group sister companies Casa by Moda and Oakgate Group would like to build 137 rental apartments on Kathryn Avenue at Monks Cross in York.

The modern new homes will be operated by Casa by Moda for the long term, offering secure tenures, as well as best-in-class customer service, leading smart technology and a strong focus on wellbeing and sustainability. Casa is a custodian of the communities it operates in and aims to positively change the UK rental market for the better.

  • The site provides a unique opportunity to redevelop brownfield land, and provide much-needed single-family rental homes situated in one of York’s most accessible and sustainable locations.
  • Our plans provide high-quality one and two-bedroom apartments, perfect for working professionals, growing families, keyworkers and downsizers. Nine specialist accessibly designed apartments are also included.
  • We have launched this public consultation to gain feedback on our draft proposals. Please take time to review our consultation website and ‘Have Your Say’ by completing our feedback form.
  • As part of the development, 7-8 equivalent full time jobs will be created.
  • All feedback will be considered as part of the planning process.

Everybody homes

Moda is the UK’s number 1 rental brand, providing professionaly managed, happy, healthy, safe and sustainable places to live for the long term. Since inception they’ve continued to push the boundaries of style, service and innovation to craft considered, inclusive residential communities.

Moda’s single-family homes brand, Casa by Moda, is creating next generation neighbourhoods powered by tech, with a focus on exceptional customer service, health and wellbeing offerings and sustainability. Casa is a custodian of the communities it operates in and aims to positively change the UK rental market for the better.

This includes the following:

  • Casa operates homes for the long-term, giving residents security of tenure and long term flexible tenancies
  • Leading smart technology installed in all homes to enable residents to track their energy usage
  • The MyCasa app puts neighbourhood life at residents’ fingertips. From maintenance reporting and deliveries, to messaging the concierge and chatting on the local neighbourhood forum
  • Centered around the health and wellbeing of residents, including access to regular mental health workshops in association with partner MYNDUP
  • Organised community events such as barbeques, food pop ups and book clubs will bring people together, and residents are also welcomed to start their own clubs and forums
  • Homes are unfurnished, with furniture packs provided as an accessible option for residents
  • Pets are welcome in all Casa by Moda homes with no additional costs
  • Casa is committed to supporting our local communities, businesses and economies
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The Site

The proposed development is located at Kathryn Avenue in Monks Cross, next to York Community Stadium. The site, currently occupied by York Motorsports Village, provides a unique opportunity to redevelop brownfield land and provide much-needed single-family rental homes situated in one of York’s most accessible and sustainable locations.

Monks Cross is an exciting and growing part of York, with a range of healthcare, retail, leisure and sports facilities on its doorstep. The Park & Ride is also within walking distance, promoting sustainable travel and providing strong connectivity to York city centre.

The redevelopment of the site will deliver much needed homes and would target a key demographic of the city’s population by delivering new one- and two-bedroom homes, including nine fully accessible properties. These could include key workers, young professionals and downsizers.

By adding new homes on this site, it will complement the surrounding leisure, retail and commercial land. The proposals aim to deliver much needed high quality rental homes in a sustainable location.

Location Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The proposals

Casa by Moda is proposing 137 apartments off Kathryn Avenue, set within a landscaped setting. The proposals include:

  • A range of one and two-bedroom apartments
  • Single-family rental homes, including discounted rental opportunities, to suit young people, working professionals, families and keyworkers
  • 27 car parking spaces and a 139-space cycle storage facility
  • Access to shared green space, perfect for outdoor gatherings and hosting community events
  • Communal indoor space including lounge areas to promote flexible working spaces and resident engagement
  • Leading smart technology installed in all homes to enable residents to track their energy usage
  • Committed to supporting our local communities, businesses and economies
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Improving wellbeing and creating communities

  • The creation of high quality external and internal amenity spaces
  • Provide opportunities for residents to develop a sense of place, engage with neighbours and lead an improved lifestyle
  • Create open semi-private amenity spaces to the central garden and roof to act as focal points for the building’s community
  • The semi-private amenity spaces can also positively contribute to the biodiversity of the local area by introducing native species of planting, bird and bat boxes, bee bricks and planting of wildflower areas to encourage bee networks
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A sustainable development

We are committed to delivering a sustainable development set within a connected location. Our project team are considering a range of sustainable features for the development including:

  • Sustainable construction
  • Water efficiency and conservation including rain water harvesting for irrigation
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Sustainable transport
  • Car club or E-Car club facilities
  • Secure bicycle storage with the option for electric cycle charging points
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Points to a number of car parking spaces

 

3D Concept visual of the proposed courtyard

Specialist accessible homes

Casa by Moda is pleased to include a range of specialist accessibly designed apartments to meet the needs of people living with disabilities. Each accessible 1 and 2-bedroom apartment has been carefully designed with layouts designed to remove obstructive circulation spaces and fully accessible throughout including dropped height work surfaces in the kitchen and adjustable height appliances.

The wider development has been designed to meet accessibility needs of all potential users with level approaches provided to all main entrances, clear opening space in front of all external doors and accessible entrances to the main building.

Floor Plans

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First Floor Plan First Floor Plan
Typical Floor Plan Typical Floor Plan
Fifth Floor Plan Fifth Floor Plan
Sixth Floor Plan Sixth Floor Plan

Frequently asked questions

What is build-to-rent?

Moda Living, parent company of Casa by Moda, operates exclusively under a build-to-rent format which offers modern, high-quality and accessible rental properties, with the security of tenure and long-term and flexible leases.

With a growing pipeline of 13,500 homes located in high-quality cities and masterplans across the UK, Casa are leading the way in the single-family rental sector.

Who lives at Casa?

A wide demographic from professionals and families to empty nesters. With a range of 1 and 2-bedroom apartments proposed off Kathryn Avenue, there will be homes to suit the needs of modern-day, suburban renters.

Why is Casa different to other developments?

Casa is a high-quality rental proposition, delivering professionally managed, happy, healthy, safe and sustainable places to live long-term. Delivering best-in-class at an accessible price for all, appealing to a broad demographic.

By partnering with leading global brands, Casa ensures residents have access to high quality, smart technology in their home.

Casa’s next generation neighbourhoods are powered by tech with a focus on exceptional customer service and putting wellbeing first. As the custodian of the communities it operates in, Casa aims to positively change the UK rental market for the better.

How many properties will part of an affordable housing scheme?

In planning terms, the specific percentage deemed ‘affordable housing’ under legislation is to be 20%. However, Casa by Moda is committed to providing next-generation homes at an accessible price for all.

What will be the building’s dimensions?

The proposed development block forms a ‘C’ shape profile of varying heights across the site in response to the local character and massing.

The proposals are formed of two main structures – a 7 storey and 6 storey building connected by a 5 storey link building forming a roof terrace. The design concept is to create a family of high quality brick buildings arranged around a landscaped garden space which maximises daylight into the development and provides a green amenity for residents.

How will the site be accessed?

The site will be accessed via Kathryn Avenue with a new and widened approach.

Will there be landscaping and amenity space?

A programme of tree planting and green spaces will be provided across the site, promoting biodiversity and attractive spaces to enjoy.

A range of public, private and semi-private amenity spaces will be offered across the site. This includes roof terraces, landscaped central garden, and meeting spaces. Our draft plans include a range of balconies to the east and west facades which enhance the ability for residents to utilise a private outdoor area.

The proposals provide a landscaped environment, protecting local heritage assets and include for new connection routes between New Lane and the shopping complex, which shall have a direct relationship with the application site.

Further details about landscaping are available in the site plan, and a detailed statement will be submitted as part of the planning application.

Why is the MotorSports Village site closing?

The site has been upgraded a number of times since it was first occupied in 1997. However, changing requirements now require the kart fleet to be updated with electric as opposed to the current petrol fleet. The cost has rendered this uneconomic as the fleet size would need to be doubled alongside the fact the site does not have space to accommodate a further 18 karts.

What are the timescales for this project?

We aim to submit a planning application following public consultation, during Summer 2022. We would expect a planning decision later in 2022 and hope to be on-site in early 2023. The new homes could be delivered by 2024. This timescale is subject to change and further updates will be provided in due course.

Have your say

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Contact

Please complete our survey below to have your say over draft plans from Casa by Moda, for 137 new apartments including discounted rental properties.

0800 198 1235

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