One hundred years ago, Joseph Rowntree Foundation built York’s garden village of New Earswick to the north of York as a model community from which others might learn lessons.  A century later Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) aim to emulate this with a new community, Derwenthorpe.

JRHT will have a long-term role in the management and maintenance of the site.  People living in Derwenthorpe see the JRHT actively involved in providing low carbon produced heat from the Energy Centre, managing the green and open spaces, and working with residents to build a community to be proud of.