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Planning Submitted for 100 Homes at Hull’s Fruit Market

As part of our investment, alongside Wykeland, into the Fruit Market area of Hull we have submitted an application to begin building 109 new homes. With Hull City Council we hope to regenerate and rejuvenate the Fruit Market and create the city’s first ‘urban village’.

The application, if successful, will create more than 100 high-quality homes made up mostly of townhouses that will be arranged over two and three storeys, blending traditional and contemporary styles. The plans are for 109 one, two and three bedroom homes arranged in mews style around private courtyards in four blocks. Three of the blocks are bounded by Queen Street, Humber Street and Blanket Row, while the other is to the north of Blanket Row, on land bounded by Finkle Street, Queen Street and the A63 Castle Street.

The £17m investment will also include the reinstatement of two of Hull’s historic squares – Scott’s Square and Horner’s Square – which had been lost to demolition in the area. By restoring these squares we will create pedestrian links between the new homes and the heart of the Fruit Market in Humber Street.

As well as the residential development, the application includes four commercial units fronting Humber Street, which will be perfect for small retail units, restaurants or cafes.

Subject to the granting of planning consent, construction of the Fruit Market residential development is expected to start towards the end of 2016, with all the homes due to be delivered by 2019.