Planning Submitted For 14 New Homes

Newby, an experienced developer based in Harrogate, has submitted a planning application to Harrogate Borough Council for the redevelopment of the former Lancashire Fittings Works at Back Devonshire Place, off Claro Road, Harrogate. The planning submission follows Newby’s acquisition of the site which currently comprises a number of vacant commercial and residential units.

Newby is seeking consent to transform the disused site into a new residential scheme comprising a mix of converted and new build units, to create a total of 13 two-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom apartments and cottages. Part conversion and part new build, each new home will have its own private parking.

The site sits within a predominately residential area close to The Stray and near to Harrogate’s town centre. The same design and developer team has also recently completed Gascoigne House, a historic conversion on 32 Devonshire Place.

The site comprises a historic courtyard facing onto Devonshire Lane and currently contains several existing commercial and residential buildings with two accesses from Claro Road. The development of the site will see new buildings being added with each thoughtfully designed to complement the character and traditional qualities of the location.

Back Devonshire Place will have flexible and immediate access to Claro Road which leads north from the A59 Skipton Road and also provides further connections to a small closed network of streets which serve a mix of residential, employment, education and leisure uses. The area is well served by public transport and road links through the town and out to the motorways.

Nick Moody, Director at Newby, said: “We are pleased to have submitted the planning for Back Devonshire Place having taken significant care and consideration to repurpose the former Lancashire Fitting Works buildings, which are an important and valuable part of Harrogate’s heritage. The regeneration of the former Works alongside the new dwellings that will be built aim to create a scheme of the highest quality to help meet housing requirements in the area whilst also giving future owners of these homes excellent transport links throughout Harrogate and beyond.”