12 September 2016
New homes on a greenfield site on the edge of Killinghall, near Harrogate, have been given the green light after our planners secured a resolution to grant permission.
As lead planning consultants, our Harrogate planning team submitted a revised application for 43 homes, at the same time as lodging an appeal. A scheme for 48 homes had previously been refused by Harrogate Borough Council, despite an officer recommendation of approval.
Working with client Linden Homes and architects Downes Illingsworth Partnership Ltd, we held constructive discussions with Council officers to ensure that the new scheme would be acceptable to Council members. We succeeded in demonstrating that revisions to the scheme, such as to greenspace, landscaping and the mix of house types, would ensure that the character of Killinghall was respected. The Council subsequently issued a 'minded to approve' decision, subject to the signing of a Section 106 Agreement.
James Hobson, Director and project lead, said: ”This was a challenging site as it was greenfield and on the edge of the town. Constructive discussions with officers and members were essential to success in this case.”
Andy Cramer of Linden Homes said: “We are delighted that these much needed homes look set to go ahead. WYG’s persistence and innovative thinking paid off and we would like to say a big thank you to James and his team.”