Plans submitted for up to 55 homes in Middleham

An artist's drawing submitted with the application.

Plans for up to 55 new homes in Middleham has been recommended for approval.

The outline application will go before planners at Richmondshire District Council next week.

The homes would be built on fields to the north west of the town with the access to the new estate from Leyburn Road.

A mix of detached and semi-detached homes is proposed, with 40 per cent of the properties being classed affordable.

Middleham Town Council has raised a number of concerns about the proposal, however it welcomes a reduction in houses from 70+ originally proposed to 55.

The council said the inclusion of affordable housing was critical for its support of the development, with residents attending a community meeting wanting to see at least 40 per cent of affordable housing included in the scheme.

It has also suggested the developers contribute towards the maintenance of children’s play facilities in Richmond, with district council officers proposing a contribution of £57,594.


The application site.

A number of comments have been submitted by residents about the scheme.

These include concern about the scale and size of the development and that the site would mean years of building work, noise and traffic in the area.

A report from officers at the district council recommends the application be approved subject to a number of conditions.

It was also commented that the infrastructure cannot cope with more people, with local GP services and dentists already under strain.

Councillors will discuss the plans at a meeting on Tuesday evening.

For more details on the application click here.


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  1. We need to watch this development like hawks to ensure the 40% affordable really happens and is really affordable. Young families really need a big leg up locally.

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