Harrogate housing development bumped up to 100 homes after sewer shift

The Harrogate housing development has been increased.
The Harrogate housing development has been increased.

The shifting of a sewer has allowed a development on Harrogate’s busy Kingsley Road to be increased to 100 homes.

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Planning permission had initially been given by Harrogate Borough Council for 91 buildings at the site, with the amount of developing space limited by a public sewer which runs through the area.

However, applicants Barrett and David Wilson Homes reached an agreement with Yorkshire Water which would see the sewer line diverted.

It saw the applicants return to council with a plan to bulk up the development to 100 homes.

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Despite councillors raising concerns over vehicle issues and foot traffic from school children heading to the nearby Starbeck school, the increase was approved 10 votes to two.

The approval is the latest in a series of developments greenlighted on the outskirts of Harrogate.

Councillors last month approved a 90-dwelling development further down Kingsley Road, while 26 homes on an adjoining property have also been given the nod.

Lachlan Leeming , Local Democracy Reporting Service