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170 homes plan next to Harrogate High

170 homes plan next to Harrogate High

Published by May Norman at 6:36am 23rd January 2020.

Could over 150 homes be built near Harrogate High?

    • Up to 170 new homes could be built on land near Harrogate High.
    • Developers want to build the houses on land between Kingsley Farm, the Harrogate to Starbeck railway line and the grounds of the school.
    • The proposed development borders a site that is already being considered for over 240 new homes.

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

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

The borough council’s planning committee will meet on Tuesday (28 January) and has been asked to defer for the scheme for approval subject to a Section 106 agreement being agreed.

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

Google maps for plans of 170 homes near Harrogate High
Map of proposed area for 170 new homes