Planners approve 17 new homes in West Witton

An artist's impression of the new homes in West Witton.

Planning permission 17 new homes in West Witton has been granted by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

It is the largest housing development to be approved in the national park since 2014.

The homes will be built in a field next to Old School Close at the west end of the village.

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Nine will be built for sale on the open market, the rest for affordable housing.

Six of the affordable units will be discount for sale, meaning that they will be sold at 70 per cent of their market value.

The remaining two will be affordable rental properties, retained by the developer, Swale Valley Construction, and managed in conjunction with the local housing authority, Richmondshire District Council.

YDNPA Member Champion for Development Management, Robert Heseltine, said:  “Our message to developers is simple: if you bring forward high quality schemes for the sites allocated in the local plan, we will approve them.

“Half of the homes in this development will be affordable and for local people.

“That is good news. As an authority we wish to help local young men and women, and hopefully their families, stay put in the Dales.”

The authority says it is actively encouraging house-builders into action on other sites that have been allocated for housing or where planning permission has already been granted.


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