Plans drawn up for new Scorton housing estate

The site of the proposed new development in Scorton.

Plans have been submitted for 64 new houses on the edge of Scorton.

The homes would be build by developer Belway Homes Ltd on fields to the north of the village off Station Road.

Details plan have been submitted to Richmondshire District Council for approval.

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The estate would comprise of a range of two, three and four-bed detached and semi-detached houses and

The developer says 40 per cent of the homes – 26 in  total –  would be classed as affordable, with two and three bedroom properties to rent and buy.

Documents submitted with the plans state: “The site offers good opportunities for the creation of a distinctive residential neighbourhood.

Belway launched a consultation on the plans earlier this years with a public meetings in Scorton and leaflets delivered to homes and businesses in the village.

“The proposal seeks to provide a community with a distinct character and a strong sense of place.”

An artist’s impression of the proposed Scorton development.

Planners say the new development will include new trees and play areas.

They add: “The opportunity exists to increase the landscape quality of the site with the introduction of new
tree planting to boundaries and public open space, and areas of green open space.

In this way existing landscape features will be embraced and expanded upon, encouraging wildlife and biodiversity whilst also creating new green spaces.”

They say that creating a landscape buffer to the north of the site will create a wildlife corridor and help to shield the visual impact of the development when approaching from the north.

To find out more about the plans click here.