Nine new homes given green light in Skipton

A resubmitted plan for nine new homes at the top of The Bailey, Skipton, has been given the green light.

Craven’s District Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead to an application by JN Bentley Ltd to build nine houses at High Trees, on Rectory Lane.

The development, made of three, four and five-bedroom homes, includes 18 parking spaces and nine garages.

Planning officer Mark Moore told the committee: “The overall density of the development has been spaced out. It fits into the surroundings and works a lot better.

“The existing house will be demolished and no affordable housing is required.

“The revised scheme is an improvement,” said Coun Alan Sutcliffe (Cons). “It will be a good development that will enhance the top end of Skipton High Street.”

Although he was not against the plan, Coun Paul English said: “Young families are not going to get anywhere near the deposit to be able to afford one of the five-bedroom homes. What we need are family houses.”

Coun Alan Sutcliffe said: “It’s a prominent site and is not appropriate for affordable housing.”

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4:22pm Sun 8 Dec 13

White Rhino says...

Plenty of affordable lovely 3 bed solid terraced houses available in Skipton for many, this will be nice to see a prominent site built on rather than a crumbling old building with an overgrown garden.
Plenty of affordable lovely 3 bed solid terraced houses available in Skipton for many, this will be nice to see a prominent site built on rather than a crumbling old building with an overgrown garden. White Rhino

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