Village homes scheme for Burton Leonard given go ahead after appeal
Village homes scheme for Burton Leonard given go ahead after appeal

Village homes scheme for Burton Leonard given go ahead after appeal

22 August 2018

Housebuilder Loxley Homes, part of Leeds-based Prospect Property Group, has won an appeal to build a development of 31 new homes in the village of Burton Leonard, between Harrogate and Ripon.

The move follows the developer’s success last month in gaining planning consent to build 80 new homes in Green Hammerton near York.

The Government’s Planning Inspectorate ruled that the Burton Leonard scheme, which will include 12 affordable homes, should be given the go ahead.

Overturning the 2016 decision by Harrogate Borough Council to refuse planning consent for the new housing development, the inspectorate cited an urgent need to provide affordable homes for local people in accessible locations, and the recent shift in planning regulations, as factors behind its ruling.

Designed by Harrogate and Leeds firm Aspect Architecture, the new homes, which will be built near Scarah Lane in the village, will have between one and five bedrooms. Improvements will also be made to the roads surrounding the site.






Architect James Elliott, who designed the scheme, said:

We have put a huge amount of effort into getting the detail of the scheme right, ensuring that the appearance and character of the houses will enhance the village and help to retain its unique character.


Loxley’s project director Jonathan Raistrick said:

As is increasingly the case with rural villages, there is a chronic shortage of housing, particularly affordable homes, in Burton Leonard. These new houses will help to address that problem in a way that will blend in with the rest of the village.


Work is due to start on the development later this year, with homes available for sale by summer 2019.



1 Comment

  1. so how do the people in 31 new houses in burton leonard get to work The bus service doesn’t fit into normal work schedules. Tell us the prices- Bishop Monkton has a glut of new houses by the sports field with enormous prices- one just short of £900,000. Look at the cost of new houses in Hampsthwaite

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