Plans submitted for 28 new houses in Richmond

The location of the proposed development. Image: Google.

Plans have been submitted for 28 new houses on fields in Richmond.

The development, called Bolton Crofts, would be build on land to the east of Bolton Avenue in Richmond.

The development would be a mix of two, three, four and one five-bedroom property, with apartments, bungalows and houses included in the scheme.

Eight properties would be allocated as affordable homes with four properties being offered at reduced purchase price and four properties being offered for
affordable rent.

Documents submitted with the plans to North Yorkshire Council state: “The proposal forms a logical infill development within the settlement of Richmond.

“The site adjoins development limits on three sides and is located within the built form of the town and will link two existing residential areas.

“Development will not be extended beyond the existing built up area of the settlement and will therefore preserve the character and appearance of the town and the
conservation area.

“The site is in a highly sustainable location, very close to all services and amenities.”

The statement adds: “The proposal generates significant benefits in terms of the provision of 8 no. affordable dwellings.

“Considerable weight can be attached to this provision which represents a substantial benefit of the


  1. This proposed development is in a conservation area which would be lost to wildlife, insects and plants The view from the castle keep would be lost to an urban sprawl. Not sure what difference 28 houses is going to make but they would probably by very inviting to those wishing to invest or purchase a holiday home in a prime location overlooking the town, to the detriment of losing a green space within the town.

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