Aerial shot of Broomfield Farm in Whitby.
Jane Imrie

700 jobs to be created with new Whitby residential development

Plans for a new residential scheme that could create hundreds of jobs in North Yorkshire have been given the green light.

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has secured planning consent from Scarborough Council to create 290 homes at Broomfield Farm in Whitby.

Covering around 23 acres, the location is a former Yorkshire Water residential site in Keyland’s portfolio, located adjacent to Stainsacre Lane and near Whitby Business Park and the Eskdale Park residential area.

The developer has secured consent to transform the site into a mixed residential use scheme of up to 290 homes, as well as vehicle access, spine road, associated infrastructure and public open space.

Luke Axe, strategic land and planning manager at Keyland Developments, commented: “We are delighted to have received planning consent to bring forward Broomfield Farm.

“It is an excellent example of how our new approach to development, taking a ‘six capitals’ approach, ensures that all demographic needs can be met with an inclusive, sustainable development uniting different housing products.

“Scarborough Council’s Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) and our own evidence showed that there is a significant need and demand for different forms of housing within Whitby and the Borough, which is currently not being met by the housing market.

“Therefore to make a significant contribution to these housing needs, and the economy through large scale job creation, is an excellent result.”

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