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Yew Tree Lane

Yew Tree Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9LA

Development of the former Harrogate Police College, Yew Tree Lane.

Due to postal issues with some of the leaflets, we have re-posted to several local residents who did not receive a leaflet in the first instance and extended the consultation deadline to the 9th of March.

Yew Tree Lane Masterplan edit
  • Welcome

    Countryside are delighted to introduce our proposals for the development on the site of the former Harrogate Police College, off Yew Tree Lane.

    This site was given a resolution to grant outline planning consent for up to 200 homes by the Harrogate Planning Committee in December 2021. The next step is to submit an application which includes all matters reserved from the outline consent, such as the detailed design of the site. We would like to provide the local community with details of our proposals and an opportunity to ask questions and/or provide feedback before we submit our planning application.

    While the COVID-19 restrictions have been removed, we recognise the continued risks posed. While we always favour face to face conversations, we want to help keep people safe and have therefore decided that an online consultation is best.

    Once you have reviewed the information, we would be pleased to hear your feedback or answer any questions you might have using the dedicated online feedback form or email address provided.

    We hope you find the information helpful and we look forward to hearing from you.

    Harrogate Police College, Yew Tree Lane
    Harrogate Police College - building to be retained during development
  • About the proposals

    Countryside have been working closely with Homes England - the non-departmental public body that funds new affordable housing in England- to create detailed proposals for the site which will deliver the best possible housing development, with benefits and amenities for current and future residents.

    The new proposals include 200 new homes, including the conversion of the 3 existing buildings on site into apartments. 60 of these new homes will be available through affordable housing schemes. The development will also bring forward;

    • New public open space for current and future residents of the area,
    • New Community gardens
    • Children’s play space
    • The enhancement and retention of the existing “sunken gardens”
    • New planting on site to encourage biodiversity
    • A mix of 1-5 bedroom houses and apartments
    • New footpath links to the surrounding areas

    This application is for reserved matters, meaning the principle of housing has already been agreed. We are seeking your opinion on the detailed design of the site and the proposed houses at this stage.

  • Benefits of development

    Once the reserved matters have been agreed and the site has full planning permission, the development of this site will bring forward many benefits for current and future residents, including:

    • Financial contributions to local primary and secondary education facilities
    • Financial contributions towards highways improvements and sustainable travel in the local vicinity
    • New public open space, including community gardens and children’s play space
    • New affordable housing
    • Redevelopment of a brownfield site and restoration of currently derelict and vacant historic buildings
    • Contributions to upgrade offsite cemeteries and churchyards
    • Contributions to enhance local offsite greenspace
    • Contributions to enhance local sport facilities and new pitches at Pannal Community Park
    Yew Tree Lane house type drawing
    Designs for planned properties
  • About countryside

    Countryside have over 60 years’ development experience. We build beautiful, welcoming homes and create strong communities across the UK.

    All properties are built to high standards with a focus on energy efficiency and green living, making people’s lives and the environment better.

    In the last year, Countryside have received awards for ‘Best Construction & Materials’, ‘Best High Volume New Housing Development’ and even scooped two awards at the Barnet Architecture Awards.

    Excellent customer service, an HBF 5-star ranking, and a 10-year New Home Warranty give confidence, and help homeowners feel comfortable and relaxed through every stage of the buying process.

    Street Scene
    Typical Countryside development