Posted on: 19 Jun 2023

New homes to be built in Derwenthorpe in York by Camstead Homes

New homes to be built in Derwenthorpe in York by Camstead Homes Camstead Homes have announced plans to build 40 new energy efficient homes at Derwenthorpe in York.

Camstead will be marketing 31 of the new homes for private sale and the remaining 9 will be social rent/shared ownership which will be owned by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT).

The new homes will be known as Blackberry Walk. These homes will be the final homes to be built on the multi award winning Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust community which has established Derwenthorpe as a prime location promoting sustainable and affordable living.

The community in Derwenthorpe has over 450 homes which have been based on the garden village model which puts residents at the centre. It has 17 acres of community space as well a children’s play area.

Local amenities near to Derwenthorpe include schools, nurseries and doctors’ surgeries. There are dentists, chemists, a vet, supermarkets, a health club, a library and a post office. It is also served by excellent transport links into the centre of York .

Blackberry Walk is named after the nearby Derwent Valley Light Railway which gained its nickname of the Blackberry Line when, in the 1920’s it used to transport blackberries to markets in Yorkshire and London, as well as running excursions know as ‘Blackberry Specials’ for York residents to pick blackberries in the surrounding countryside.

Camstead’s marketing director, Jonathan Rapley commented, ‘We are thrilled to have been chosen by The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust to deliver the final phase and have been working with them to ensure the ethos of Derwenthorpe is cherished. The first new homes of Blackberry Walk will become available to the market mid summer and interested buyers can register their interest or find more detailed information on our website.’