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Derwenthorpe Development in Osbaldwick Wins National Award

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2:43pm 3rd December 2013

The Derwenthrope housing development in Osbaldwick has won the Silver award for Best Development in the 2013 What House? Awards.

Derwenthorpe, built in partnership between David Wilson Homes and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, is one of the first large-scale developments in northern England to achieve level four and five of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which recognises efficiency in energy, pollution, materials and waste.

Each of the planned 540 new-build homes feature a number of eco-friendly features, including heating sourced from a bio mass-fired district heating network, that promotes sustainable and affordable living Fibre optics will also be installed direct into each home.

The judges said about the development:

“This year’s Silver award goes to an outstanding scheme of contemporary homes located within a mature landscaped setting in the popular village of Osbaldwick. About a third of the site has been allocated as public open space for the benefit of the whole community, including wild flower meadows, ponds and play areas. These shared areas will encourage the residents to engage with their community and each other.”

The first people are set to move into the development early next year.

Paul Newman, Managing Director of David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, said:

We are delighted to win this award, which accurately showcases Derwenthorpe as one of the best developments in the country. There is a real need for high-quality, affordable and sustainable housing here in York and across the UK and as a leading house builder we are committed to delivering this.

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