A LARGE development of homes in Skipton which received unanimous opposition from the town council when first mooted is likely to be rubber-stamped next week.

The plans relate to 137 houses on land at Hawbank Field, on the south side of the A6131 where it approaches the junction with the A59 at the top of The Bailey.

Outline permission was granted in 2017 and the application for reserved matters which determines the approval of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale, is due to be decided by the planning committee on Monday.

No comments had been received by the town council in relation to the reserved matters.

Developer Stonebridge Homes has proposed a variety of housing designs including terrace, semi-detached and detached.

Ninety six houses would be placed on the open market while 41 homes - a mix of one, two and three-bed properties, would be classed as affordable homes.

Some of the houses are to be three-storey but are not deemed to dominate the landscape due to the changes on topography.

The proposed site layout has altered from the plan submitted at the time of outline permission. The number of houses proposed would result in a density of 31 per hectare.

Landscaping is proposed throughout the site plus the provision of a green infrastructure to the north, east and south of the site. The proposed layout includes footpaths as well as informal play space and two active youth play areas.

The site has attracted a number of objections and 213 notification letters received by the planning department, however, several related to issues which were considered at outline stage and can not be introduced at the detailed plans stage. Concerns put forward included over development, air pollution, access via Harrogate Road and loss of open fields.

The planning committee is being asked to delegate the granting of permission to the planning manager subject to a number of conditions.