Developer seeks to reduce affordable housing percentage in 107-home Brough St Giles scheme

The proposed layout of the earlier scheme for the 107 homes.

The final approval is being sought for 107 new homes in Brough St Giles — but the applicant is looking to reduce the number of affordable homes included in the scheme.

Outline planning permission has already been given for the development of Cookson Way.

Planners must now approve the layout, appearance and landscaping aspects of the site.

A mix of house types — terraced, semi-detached and detached — and two, three and four bedroom are planned.

Richmondshire District Council must also agree what percentage of the development is made up of homes classified as affordable.

The outline planning application stated that 40 per cent of the homes would meet this critera.

But, documents submitted with the latest application from developer suggest that “extraneous development costs” mean this would not be achievable.

The documents state: “Following extensive technical testing of the site, there are a number of extraneous development costs that bear adversely on the viability of the application proposals to deliver 40 per cent affordable homes, secured
via the outline planning permission within the proposals.”

The applicant, Berkeley DeVeer, says it intends to submit an assessment to the council to set our how many affordable homes would be viable and “would welcome discussions with the local planning authority as soon as possible to understand the local planning authority’s preference in respect of the level of affordable housing to be sought”.

For more details on the application click here.

 

 

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