Work Begins at North Northallerton Major Housing Project
With the help of £6m in Local Growth Funding from the government, work has begun on site at North Northallerton for a project that will see the development of around 1000 new homes and additional facilities in the area. Initially, the major new development will involve preparing land for 300 new homes and roadworks including a link road and bridge.
Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member David Dickson, said:
“We kickstart growth in our economy by working with our partners to help our area’s businesses start up and grow. Growing businesses need a workforce with housing and this £6m investment was part of our Local Growth Fund from government to help unlock housing growth. Strategically, this scheme is vital to help us deliver our objective to double the number of homes across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, and we are delighted to see work starting to take place.’’
Construction teams from Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey have moved on to the site to begin preparing the land for work to begin on the initial 300 homes, a link road and bridge between Darlington and Stokesly roads.
The overall project plans to create around 1000 new homes, a school, retail space, sport and recreational areas sites for businesses and a new road which will add capacity to the local road network to minimise the developments impact and will provide an alternative route through the town avoiding the Low Gates level crossing.
David Bowe, North Yorkshire County Council’s Corporate Director for Business and Environmental Services, said: “This development supports the County Council’s ambitious growth plan for North Yorkshire, seeing the construction of a mixed use development of housing, leisure, retail and office, including the link road, that will facilitate business growth and economic development in a prominent location within this important market town.”
The scheme has been in development for several years and brings together a consortium of developers and funders.
Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council said “We have been working on this scheme since it was included in our Local Development Framework almost seven years ago, so to see it coming to fruition is good news because we believe it will deliver big economic and community benefits for Northallerton.”
The new homes will be constructed by Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey with the first phase of road construction overseen by Seymour Civil Engineering.
An official ‘start on site’ is to be announced for mid May.