Plans for 92 new houses in Brompton-on-Swale set for approval

Caxton Close, Brompton-on-Swale.

Council officers are recommending plans for 92 new houses in Brompton-on-Swale are given approval.

A planning applications for the homes on fields off Caxton Close will go before councillors at North Yorkshire Council on Thursday next week.

The development would see 15 two-bedroom, 40 three-bed and 37-four bed properties built.

Of these, 37 would be classed as affordable, with a mixed of rented and discounted market sale homes.

More than 20 objections have been received from local residents.

Issues raised include an increase in traffic, lack of local facilities including schools, health services and play areas, and the impact on wildlife.

Two submissions in support of the scheme have also been received.

Recommending the application is approved, case officer Caroline Watson concludes: “The proposed development would allow for a policy compliant housing mix; 40% of which would be affordable dwellings.

“Adequate open space (provision of a children’s play space), and upgrading of existing play areas within the existing development to the south; footpath/cycle linkages; a net gain in biodiversity and a financial contribution towards additional places at Brompton On Swale School would also be provided.

“All technical aspects including highways & access, protected species, biodiversity net gain, drainage, flooding and contamination have all been found to be acceptable subject to conditions.”

She added: “It is considered that the scheme achieves a suitable level of amenity with the layout, design, positioning and orientation of any dwellings proposed not adversely affecting the outlook or privacy of any residents; either those in the existing neighbouring properties or the new ones that are proposed. The development would not have a negative impact on the immediate and wider landscape setting.

“The proposal would not have a harmful impact on the setting of nearby Listed Buildings or any archaeological remains.”

For more information on the application, click here.