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Plans submitted for 258 homes in Boroughbridge

Bellway Homes has submitted plans to North Yorkshire Council to build 258 homes at Stump Cross in Boroughbridge.

Plans submitted for 258 homes in Boroughbridge Bellway Homes has submitted plans to North Yorkshire Council to build 258 homes at Stump Cross in Boroughbridge. The proposals form the second phase of an eventual 450-home development on the outskirts of the town. It will include a mix of bungalows, semi-detached and detached homes which will range in size from 1 to 5-bedrooms The developer says 40% of the properties will be classed as affordable with these homes spread out across the site. As part of the plans, a farmhouse which has not been occupied since February 2022 will be demolished. Two other farming buildings including a chicken shed have already been knocked down. Access to the site would be from the adjoining housing development to the north of the site, which is currently under construction and is served by two entrance and exit points on Chapel Hill. There are bus stops around 250m from the site to provide public transport links into Boroughbridge. Proposals also include a 2m footpath on both sides of the main estate road which the developer says will provide residents the opportunity to walk or cycle into Boroughbridge, which is around 1km away. A flood risk assessment has been submitted with the application which says surface water flooding will be mitigated by an on-site drainage system. Boroughbridge flourished during the Roman period but an archaeology study of the site found there is “low potential” for features of archaeological significance within the proposed development. The developer added in documents:

“The design and siting of the proposed dwellings is reflective of the grain, scale, and character of the surrounding residential area, in the interest of visual amenity and creating an appropriate sustainable ‘sense of place’.”
The site is allocated for development in the council’s local plan, which states where housebuilding can take place. The council will have the final say at a later date. By Thomas Barrett, Local Democracy Reporter Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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