Adderstone Living has secured reserved matters approval for new affordable properties in Hambleton in North Yorkshire

‘Much needed’ North Yorkshire affordable homes set to address chronic shortage

The development of dozens of affordable homes in a North Yorkshire town has been submitted for  reserved matters approval following outline permission for the site received in January.

Welcomed as a major boost for local housing stock, the move would see North of England affordable house builder Adderstone Living  deliver a mix of 68 one, two, three and four bedroomed affordable properties on a plot of land at East Cowton, near Hambleton in North Yorkshire.

The 3.2ha site is being designed and developed by Adderstone Living for Karbon Homes, who will eventually manage the scheme. Close to existing residential housing, the project will see 40 per cent of the overall site area retained as open space to retain the existing rural character of the area.

Housing will also feature improved site access with a new road layout together with parking space for 139 vehicles, which include 14 visitor parking bays.

A key element is the focus around a scheme designed to minimise the impact of the new homes on current residential amenities and the outlook of nearby housing, through the creation of buffer zones to the north and east of the site.

North Yorkshire Council will review the reserved matters planning and on-site if approved construction work is expected to start in the Summer with the first phase complete the following year.

The project comes as the Government continues to push for the delivery of new homes to meet the chronic housing shortage and arrest the decline in the affordability of home ownership.

Adderstone managing director Stephen McCoy, commented: “This would be great news for local people keen to get on the housing ladder. We’re really excited about this project and very much look forward to bringing this much needed scheme, with its mix of property types and sizes to provide options for residents at varying stages of life, to fruition.

“Indeed, the delivery of social housing has never been more important than at present and with the commercial pressures on the sector, to deliver high quality, added value schemes in places where people want to live and build communities.”

The news comes as Adderstone Living, which was established in 2019 and has since seen rapid year-on-year growth, is targeting sales revenues of £35m in the next 12 months as the affordable housing sector brings forward its plans to tackle the national housing shortage and provide quality, sustainable homes.

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