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Plans for 39 New Homes

PLANS for 39 new homes in Skipton are due to be discussed by the town council’s environment and planning committee next week.

Developer, Candelisa, which carried out the residential redevelopment of Providence House in Skipton, has submitted plans to build on agricultural land off Burnside Crescent.

The full planning application is for a mixture of one-bedroom terrace houses to four-bedroom detached houses, and will include 40 per cent affordable properties.

It is planned to use an existing access to the site from Burnside Crescent and a cycle track could be included in the finished scheme.

In its plans to Craven District Council, Rance Booth Smith Architects, for Candelisa, says each property will have at least one parking space and there will also be provision for visitor parking.

Houses will be placed in an area not at risk from flooding and smaller houses will be situated at the north of the site, closer to existing homes, while larger houses will go to the south with its more open aspect and views of the countryside.

Candelisa managing director, Guy Taylor, said: “This is an exciting residential scheme, which will provide affordable housing for the local market.”

He added the company would hope to start on site as soon as it got planning permission.

Concerns have been raised by residents about a possible build-up of traffic, impact on road junctions and strain on the infrastructure of the area. They also include concerns about flooding and there being no need for any more homes.

The plans are due to be discussed by Skipton Town Council at its environment and planning committee meeting at 7pm on November 26 in its offices above Barclays Bank in High Street.

The application will eventually be decided by Craven District Council, which is currently consulting on the plans

Craven Herald
19 November 2015

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