York & North Yorkshire

Harrogate housing development gets approval

Penny Pot Lane, Harrogate Image copyright Google
Image caption The development would be built on land adjacent to Penny Pot Lane

Plans for 600 new homes on the edge of a town in North Yorkshire have been approved.

The proposal for land at Penny Pot Lane, Harrogate, by Persimmon Homes, had been rejected last year despite being recommended for approval.

The developer had intended to appeal and the council's officers warned Harrogate Borough Council that it would be unlikely to win.

Councillors had been concerned about road access to the site.

However, officers said access from Penny Pot Lane had been assessed as being acceptable by North Yorkshire County Council's highway engineers.

In addition to the housing, the plans for the 66 acre site include a retail unit and primary school.

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