Plans withdrawn for controversial Colburn housing development

Colburn Town Council campaigned against plans to build the homes on Colburn Business Park.

Plans for a controversial housing development on Colburn Business Park have been withdrawn.

Linden Homes wanted to build 95 homes on land on the park.

A planning application for the scheme was submitted to Richmondshire District Council before Christmas.

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However, a campaign was launched by Colburn Town Council to fight the plans amid concerns the scheme could hamper business growth in the district.

The campaign was supported by companies on the park who said the development could limit their expansion.

An artist’s impression of the proposed scheme.

James Hall, from Celerity Systems Europe Ltd, based on nearby Easton Way, in Colburn, was one of several company bosses who raised concerns.

He told planners: “Our business, a large global automotive parts distributor has its global head office and main European warehousing in Richmondshire and we are currently seeking land for significant expansion.

“Colburn Business Park is the last remaining commercial development land within Richmondshire that has appropriate transport infrastructure for distribution purposes.”

The withdrawn has been welcomed by community leaders in Colburn, with chair of the council Helen Grant saying she was absolutely delighted.




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  1. That plot of land has been empty for years. People will soon moan when green belt land needs to be used to build houses on.

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