27 sites allocated for new housing in Catterick Garrison, new document reveals

Existing housing in Catterick Garrison. Photo: Google.

A total of 27 sites have been allocated for up to 2,800 new homes in the Catterick Garrison area, documents have revealed today.

The proposed sites were listed in the district council’s preferred options document for the new 2018-2039 local plan.

The plan aims to set out how and where land can be developed to meet the needs of local people and businesses.

The 27 sites earmarked for housing in Catterick Garrison were:

The report states that the majority of Richmondshire’s new housing would be built in the Catterick Garrison area, with smaller amounts built in Richmond, Leyburn and the larger settlements.

It adds: “The intention of the strategy is to focus the majority of development at Catterick Garrison with reasonable proportions in Richmond, Leyburn and the primary settlements.

“Development would not be restricted in any smaller settlement but again be reasonable to its size both in terms of built
area and population.”

Residents can have their say on the proposals by taking part in the preferred options consultation which opened today.

The local plan aims to address needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure as well as conserving and enhancing the natural and historic environment, provide greater resilience to climate change, and create well-designed places where people enjoy living.

Councillor Angie Dale, leader of the council, said: “This is an important opportunity for local people and businesses to be involved in planning for the future of Richmondshire.

“It’s their chance to have a say in steering where new development goes – the facilities we need to make the places where we live better and to protect the environment.

“I hope as many people as possible take the time to take part.”

The preferred options local plan is the second stage in the production of the new local plan and is the second opportunity for residents, businesses and other interested parties to help plan the district’s future.

The first stage was the issues and options consultation which sought views on the key strategic issues and opportunities the revised local plan should address such as the scale and location of housing.

Officials say that engaging with the public and key stakeholders such as infrastructure providers, parish and town councils, residents groups, interest groups and the development industry has shaped an understanding of key local issues and this Preferred Plan sets out those issues and how the planning system can respond.

The local plan does not include land within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The full consultation document is available for inspection on the council’s website here.

Copies will be available at the council’s community offices in Richmond, Colburn and Leyburn from June 4 but if you require a hard copy before this date, please contact the council.

The council will also be holding a limited number of events at community venues when anyone who wants to discuss the plan in person can go along.

Views on the preferred local plan should be sent to the council by July 9 by:

 Further information is available by contacting the Community Development Team on 01748 829100