Selby Paper Mill

URBED were appointed by Ridig Paper Ltd in January 2017 to review an existing outline masterplan scheme, approved in 2012 for their former Paper Mill site in Selby, North Yorkshire. The former scheme was felt could not deliver the aspiration and the market renewal sought by both the client and Selby District Council. Selby is continuing its reinassance, which URBED helped kick start back in 2004 with the Selby District Reinassance work, and a renewed sense of purpose for the site to help create a sustainable new residential scheme to completement the existing local community and strengthen the waterfronts: the Selby Canal as well as the River Ouse.

URBED are working within a multi-disciplinary team of consultans and wider stakeholders, to bring forward a new outline planning application for the site and are thus working alongside Berrys, BWB, Selby District Council, the Canal and River Trust as well as the Environment Agency. 

The objectives for the scheme include providing a new residential scheme for a mix of housing that can complement the existing community. A sustainable scheme made up of key 'character areas', such as an improved canal waterfront and a green 'spine' in the heart of the scheme. The masterplan will streghten a walkable and cyclable neighbourhoods, provide access to high quality public realm including improved moorings and canal waterfront. 

URBED are in the process of consulting with the public on the emerging masterplan proposals for the site and the blog posts below provide information on upcoming events and exhibition material. 



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