Knaresborough to benefit from 64 affordable new homes and £485,000 community investment Countryside

Halfpenney Lane

Countryside Partnerships, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, and partner Yorkshire Housing, one of Yorkshire’s leading housing associations, have been given the green light to build 64 affordable homes in Knaresborough. The local community is also set to benefit from a £465,000 cash injection into local schools, transport and healthcare.

The two, three and four-bedroom family homes will be built on the site of the former Trelleborg factory on Halfpenny Lane for partner Yorkshire Housing. Planning permission for the new homes was granted earlier in 2022 and discussions around section 106 contributions have now been agreed to ensure that adequate provision will be made for education, healthcare and transport. Countryside will invest around £485,000 into the community with:

• £281,561.50 for education

• £75,937 towards healthcare

• £35,397 for local highway improvements

• £90,978.67 for investment in improvements to Stockwell Allotments, the cemetery at St John the Baptist churchyard, urban greenspace at Jacob Smith Park, parks and gardens at Knaresborough Castle and the expansion and enhancement of the sports facilities and children’s play area at King George Field.

Andy Poyner, Managing Director, Yorkshire, Countryside Partnerships said: “Countryside Partnerships is committed to regenerating areas and creating communities that people can be proud of. This site will combine spacious, high-quality homes with an exciting and evolving community where people will love to live.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Yorkshire Housing on this inclusive residential development, which will give local people the opportunity to buy the house of their dreams.”

Sian Webster, Director of Development at Yorkshire Housing, said: “We’re really pleased this scheme has been given the go-ahead and it’s great to be teaming up with Countryside to deliver high-quality homes to over 60 families, that they can be proud of. It also brings us closer towards our target of delivering 8,000 new homes across Yorkshire.”