East Bank, to be known as East Bank Urban Village.

Cabinet to decide on city centre developments to bring over 1,000 new homes

Hull City Council’s Cabinet will consider ambitious plan to unlock the development of over 1,000 new homes on three empty city centre sites.

Cabinet will decide whether to give the green light to bring forward development on brownfield sites at the East Bank, known as Eastern Quarter, at St Stephen’s Place on Colonial Street and at Myton City Gateway.

In the proposals, 850 new homes will be created in Eastern Quarter, with a further 200 at St Stephen’s Place.

These would offer the potential for high-quality apartments with activated rooftops, spaces for families, outdoor play and integrated green spaces, as well as private gardens and sports provisions. 

The sites will also encourage enterprise, innovation and support the creative industries.

Myton City Gateway would be of mixed commercial use and, given its prominence and proximity to the A63 Castle Street improvements, could deliver an impressive entrance to the city centre with opportunities for retail, commercial and leisure developments. 

The overall ambition of the projects is to offer new, inclusive neighbourhoods where people choose to live, work and play.

This would combine Hull’s unique features to create highly sustainable mixed-use urban developments, as well as balanced and diverse high-quality living which respects and reflects the history of each site.

Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, the council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “Like many other towns and cities in the UK, there is a huge housing shortage in Hull that needs to be addressed and cannot be ignored.

“Two of the three empty sites have the potential to provide hundreds of vital new homes and it’s important the council does all it can to build homes every bit on unused brownfield land in the city.

“All three sites are also key to regenerating Hull’s urban fabric, where placemaking and high-quality design can create dynamic and exciting places to live for all generations, foster new communities and unlock opportunities for personal and economic growth.”

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