Harrison wins approval to build sixty new homes in Whitby


Scarborough Borough Council has given York-based developer S Harrison permission to build 60 family homes on Castle Road in Whitby.

Located on the western edge of the seaside town, the successful reserved matters application for 46 homes, and planning application for an additional 14 homes on the former Sneaton Castle Farm site, clears the way for work to start next year. All of the land was formerly owned by the Order of the Holy Paraclete, who are based at Sneaton Castle.

The development will be named ‘Castle Fields’ and it will include a number of two and three bedroom bungalows, as well as three, four and five-bedroom detached family homes.

Work will start on site by summer next year, with the first homes released for sale in early 2019. S Harrison MD Ann Scott says: “These homes will all benefit from a stunning location to the north of the High Stakesby development which is currently under way. It’s a sustainable location, accessed from a new spine road which we are creating between Castle Road and High Stakesby Road, and it’s also close to all Whitby’s amenities, train station and bus routes.

“The vast majority of properties will have garages and all of the homes will have parking for at least two cars. As well as the location and views, we will be retaining the historic boundary walls of Sneaton Castle to the northern and eastern edges of the development.”

Architect Mark Henderson from Brewster Bye Architects, says: “We took a contemporary approach to the design whilst retaining the best elements of traditional housing that will include a wide range of modern features. We have used a material palette that is responsive to the site’s local environment and there will also be a range of additional options, offering premium variations on the standard house type, which will allow buyers to specify certain elements of their home and really put their own stamp on them.”