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Work to start on Belle Vue 'later living' scheme at Skipton
10:00am Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
Specialist developer McCarthy and Stone is due to start work on its “later living” scheme in Skipton this summer.
It has bought part of the Belle Vue Square site from the Rushbond Group for an undisclosed sum. It already has planning permission to develop 21 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom, secure, low-maintenance apartments each with their own balcony for sale to the over 60s.
When complete, the multi-million pound scheme will also have a guest suite, homeowners’ communal lounge, house manager and a roof terrace with scenic views across nearby countryside.
“Our scheme has already generated positive local feedback,” said McCarthy and Stone’s regional land director Chris Watson. “We are delighted that it will help generate fluidity in the local housing market as owners vacate three or four-bedroomed homes and sell them in order to take advantage of our scheme.”
The Rushbond Group, a property development and investment company, has redeveloped the main site of the former textile factory in a £25 million scheme to create more than 150,000 square feet of commercial, leisure and residential space.
It is already home to Craven District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Medac Healthcare Plc and Holt Doctors.
In a second deal, Rushbond Group has sold another part of the site, Eller House, to Ilkley-based Burley Developments for a proposed mixed-use retail and residential scheme.
It wants to extend the canalside property to create eight apartments on the upper floors and a ground floor non-retail unit, which it hopes to lease to the Majestic Wine Warehouse.
The plans will go before Craven District Council.
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