Revealed - Plans for 170 new homes near Harrogate High School

Up to 170 new homes could be built on land near Harrogate High School, it has been revealed.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 1:12 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 1:12 pm

Richborough Estates has applied to Harrogate Council for outline planning permission for the development, which borders a site which is subject to a separate application from Persimmon Homes for 244 dwellings.

The borough council’s planning committee will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, and has been asked to defer for the scheme for approval subject to a Section 106 agreement being agreed.

The application for the new homes will be discussed by Harrogate Borough Council's planning committee tomorrow, Tuesday.

In a report prepared for councillors it states: “This site largely comprises of agricultural land and is located between the existing permitted residential development sites at Kingsley Farm, the Harrogate to Starbeck railway line and the grounds of Harrogate High School.

The proposal would contribute to maintaining the district’s housing land supply and assist in maintaining the supply both in terms of open market and affordable units.”

In total, 68 of the homes (40%) will be classed as affordable.

The report adds that 76 letters of objection have been sent to the council with concerns ranging from issues with construction traffic, the negative impact on property prices in the area and the crime rate and the impact on wildlife.

Carl Gavaghan , Local Democracy Reporting Service