Plans for Harrogate housing development set to be revealed

Members of the Castle Hill Farm project team from Banks Property - Jessica Holt, Lewis Stokes and Justin Hancock

Outline plans for a residential development to the south west of Harrogate are set to be revealed to the local community later this month.

Banks Property is developing proposals for a housing scheme on a 6.2 hectare site at Castle Hill Farm off Whinney Lane in Pannal Ash.

The scheme would comprise 130 family homes.

Banks Property is now beginning community consultations about the project, and will be holding a series of drop-in sessions during late November and early December where local residents can make an appointment to meet members of the Banks Property team.

Plans will also be available to view during opening times at Pannal Village Hall after 28th November, or can be downloaded from the Banks Group website on 23rd November.

Lewis Stokes, at The Banks Group, says: “There is a clear and increasingly pressing need across the UK to increase the available supply of quality homes, and we firmly believe that young families should have the opportunity to live in the places where they grew up or where they wish to be.

“Our Castle Hill Farm scheme would help to address this issue within the borough of Harrogate, and it is located in an area where we are certain there will be strong demand for the type of high quality housing that would be built on this site.

“We have a long track record of giving people the chance to view and give feedback on the residential schemes that we put forward in their areas, as well as delivering a wide range of benefits to the communities in which they’re located, and this is the approach that we will be taking with our plans for the Castle Hill Farm development.

“The drop-in sessions we’re putting on will enable us to gather ideas on how this scheme could help local people meet their priorities for enhancing and improving their community facilities.”

A planning application for the Castle Hill Farm development is expected to be submitted to Harrogate Borough Council in the coming months.