Final approval sought for dozens of affordable homes

Planned development of dozens of affordable homes in North Yorkshire has been submitted for reserved matters approval, following outline permission for the site received in January.

If given consent, Adderstone Living will deliver a mix of 68 one, two, three and four-bedroomed properties on land at East Cowton, near Hambleton.

The 3.2 ha site is being developed for Karbon Homes, which will eventually manage the scheme.

40% of the overall site area will be retained as open space and there will be parking for 139 vehicles, including 14 visitor parking bays.

If the plans are approved, construction work is expected to start in the summer with the first phase due to be complete the following year.

Adderstone Living managing director, Stephen McCoy, said: “This would be great news for local people keen to get on the housing ladder.

“We’re really excited about this project and very much look forward to bringing this much needed scheme, with its mix of property types and sizes to provide options for residents at varying stages of life, to fruition.

“Indeed, the delivery of social housing has never been more important than at present, with commercial pressures on the sector, to deliver high quality, added value schemes in places where people want to live and build communities.”

Adderstone Living, which was established in 2019, is targeting sales revenues of £35m in the next 12 months as the affordable housing sector brings forward plans to tackle the national housing shortage.

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