Work under way on three new housing developments in Harrogate district

Work has started on a trio of new housing schemes in the Harrogate district being marketed by an independent Yorkshire estate agency at the behest of a company owned by the county council.

Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 12:24 pm
Lucy Collinge, Linley & Simpson New Homes Marketing & Administration Executive at the Woodfield Square site in Harrogate.

Award-winning Linley & Simpson has been instructed by Brierley Homes, founded and owned by North Yorkshire County Council, to spearhead the sale of 49 homes at sites in Harrogate, Pateley Bridge and Marton-cum-Grafton.

Brierley Homes is one of seven companies which form North Yorkshire County Council’s trading arm, the Brierley Group.

All profits generated by the housebuilder are ploughed back into public services, such as adult social care.

The contract will be delivered by Linley & Simpson’s specialist Land and New Homes department, based in Harrogate.

Launched six years ago with just a single member of staff and six properties, the department now employs a growing team of six and has seen its new home sales portfolio increase to over 500, with more than three times that number in the pipeline.

It was crowned Best Land and New Homes team in the UK in the most recent residential property industry’s “Oscars”, drawing judges' praise for the raft of initiatives it has designed to support Yorkshire housebuilders in launching their developments to market.

The Linley & Simpson team has been tasked with launching three flagship schemes:

A development of 16 homes on the site of the council’s former highways depot in Pateley Bridge

Another 14 homes at rural Marton-cum-Grafton, and

A further 19 homes at Woodfield Square in Harrogate, four of which will be offered under the new Help to Buy Scheme

David Waddington, director of Land and New Homes at Linley & Simpson, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Brierley Homes, as work begins on these three landmark developments.

“In addition to providing a selection of different-sized family homes, two of the three sites will also feature a number of much needed affordable houses.

“We may be only a few weeks into the new year, but 2021 is already shaping up to be another stand-out year for our department, which has seen us recently relocating to Linley & Simpson’s new Harrogate office.”

All three projects feature a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom homes, and have a number of affordable housing units.

They are designed to build on the success achieved at Brierley Homes’ inaugural development at Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby, where 17 homes were built in 2019 as a pilot project.

Further details about these three schemes are available from

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