Persimmon buys 600 home development site in Harrogate

Persimmon buys 600 home development site in Harrogate

A development of 600 homes on land situated off Penny Pot Lane in Harrogate is set to commence shortly following the purchase by Persimmon Homes.

The housebuilder has purchased two adjoining sites which together have outline consent for 600 homes to be constructed.

Property agents for the deal, Cushman & Wakefield, acting on behalf of Woodard Corporation and Hallam Land Management; and Carter Jonas, on behalf of Mealia Partnership, has negotiated the sale of the combined 70-acre site.

Alongside the outline consent for 600 homes, the proposal has also been given the nod for retail and leisure uses as well as a site for a primary school.

Reserved matters approval has recently been secured for the first phase of 238 dwellings including affordable houses, enabling work to start on site imminently. 

Phil Roebuck, partner and head of residential development at Cushman & Wakefield said: “We are delighted to have completed the sale of this substantial and attractive edge of town site which will make a significant contribution to the delivery of much needed private and affordable homes in Harrogate.” 

Simon Usher, managing director of Persimmon Homes (Yorkshire) added: “Penny Pot Lane in Harrogate is an excellent location to live.

“We will be providing a wide range of new homes from two bedrooms to five bedrooms. 

“Construction work will start very soon and we look forward to seeing people moving into our houses from autumn this year.”