New Colburndale housing estate set for final approval

An artist's impression of the new Colburndale estate.

Councillors will look at plans for more than 200 new homes proposed for a site in Colburn nect week.

The proposed Colburndale site already has outline planning approval and officers are recommending the final application covering the scale, layout and appearance of the development also gets the go-ahead.

The application would see 201 houses built on the former Arc factory site off Catterick Road, behind the Hanson Sports and Social Club, in Colburn.

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The development would include 88 two bedroom, 86 three bedroom and 15 four bedroom houses as well as 12 one bedroom flats as a mixture of terraced, semi-detached and detached properties.

Of these, 60 would be classed as affordable one, two and three bed properties, which would be spread throughout the development site.

The scheme is the second phase of the development which has already seen 272 homes built on the western side of the factory site by Taylor Wimpey.

Applicants Home Group say their vision for Colburndale is to “deliver a bespoke design solution with high quality architecture that demonstrates a contextual understanding of the local area”.

But Colburn Town Council has objected to the scheme, with councillors concerned about the impact of the scheme on the nearby social club.

The council says the layout is also not reflective of what was discussed with the local community at pre-application stage.

The application will be recommended for approval when councillors meet to discuss the scheme on Tuesday.

To view the application details click here.