Plans to make area 'place to be' in Hull
MORE than 60 new homes could be built in Kingswood in an attempt to make the estate "the place to be in Hull".
A planning application has been submitted by agents Framework Architecture to Hull City Council for 63 houses to be built on land close to the new health centre.
The submission also includes plans for four work units and six flats, as well as 12 parking spaces.
Kings Park ward councillor Danny Brown has welcomed the development.
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"More housing is needed in Kingswood to cope with the demand, which has increased dramatically over the last few years," he said.
"This area is becoming the place to be in Hull, with more and more people looking to move here.
"According to police, we have got the lowest crime rate in the city. We have some good schools and good transport links too.
"It is great to see the interest in Kings Park is there, not just from people in the city but from developers, too.
"I would welcome any developments of this kind, as I'm sure anyone would."
The homes will be a mixture of one, two and three- bedroom properties and will be available to buy and rent.
Cllr Brown said this application is part of a larger scheme of developments in the Kings Park ward.
"There are many more projects in the pipeline, so it is quite an exciting time for the area," he said.
"The applicant wants to create a village-like atmosphere with green areas and, with plans to open a new primary school next year, there is a lot of things to look forward to."
The plans to develop a "local centre" in Kingswood has already started to take shape.
It includes a medical centre, which is already built, as well as approved plans for a primary school.
Councillor Charles Quinn said the new houses alongside other recent developments mark an exciting stage in the growth of Kingswood.
He said: "The local centre is really starting to take shape with this application.
"The retail units will be real, local shops to serve the needs of residents who currently face a long walk to the retail park.
"I'm also pleased that some of the issues with previous housing developments in Kingswood are being addressed. For instance, it's good to see the high number of designated parking spaces included in these plans."
The council's planning committee will consider the application in May.