L-R: Rob Ormrod, Yorkshire senior land manager at Banks Property; Stonebridge Homes' land director Martin Acott.
Jane Imrie

Work set to begin on 130 new Harrogate homes by end of year with latest agreement

Plans for a new residential development just outside of Harrogate are set to move forward following an agreement between its developer and a regional housebuilder.

Developer Banks Property has reached an agreement with Stonebridge Homes - part of Henry Boot plc - on the Castle Hill Farm project in Pannal Ash.

Construction on the 6.5 hectare development, which will provide 130 new family homes, is set to begin by the end of the year, with the first houses due for completion by

Martin Acott, land director at Stonebridge Homes, commented: “Castle Hill Farm sits in a prime location that suits the high-quality homes that we build and we’re very pleased to be taking it on as part of our drive to increase our presence in and around Harrogate.

“We’ve built an extremely good working relationship with the Banks Property team, which has enabled us to move this project forward very quickly.

“The professional way in which the site was packaged in the first instance means we can now get on with the job of swiftly realising our plans.”

Rob Ormrod, Yorkshire senior land manager at Banks Property, added: “We have delivered many high-quality, large-scale residential developments throughout the North of England, and will use this experience to help increase the supply of new homes across Yorkshire.

“Progressing the Castle Hill Farm scheme at Harrogate is the first stage of building a sustainable portfolio of mixed use developments across Yorkshire and working with a high-quality housebuilder like Stonebridge on this project has been very positive for all involved.”

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