Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard

This consultation has now closed.  Vernon & Co. thank all who contributed their thoughts and ideas.  These have been considered against the draft proposals prior to the application being submitted.


Vernon & Co. intend to submit an outline planning application for the residential development of up to 47 new homes on land off Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard.

An exhibition was held on Saturday 9th September 2017 at the Mechanics Institute, Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard, HG4 3RS  to provide residents with the opportunity to comment on the scheme prior to the submission of a planning application to Harrogate Borough Council.

On display was the following:

  • Opportunities and Constraints
  • The Proposals
  • Scheme Benefits
  • Next Steps

These can be downloaded here as one file:  KIRBY-MALZEARD-CONSULTATION-BOARDS-SEPTEMBER-2017.pdf (532 downloads)  

The Proposals

The illustrative masterplan shows how the site can be developed for up to 47 dwellings, providing a single vehicular access from Main Street, internal road layout and on site areas of public open space.        To download the illustrative masterplan click here:  Vernon-Kirkby-Malzeard-SK02-08.08.2017.pdf (375 downloads)

The proposals are for residential development for up to 47 dwellings of which 40% will be affordable housing. The scheme comprises a mix of 1 to 4 bedroom properties with parking, including some integral garages.

The development proposals include areas of Public Open Space and will seek to retain existing trees and hedges throughout the site and on the site boundaries where possible. New landscaping is also proposed across the site.

Scheme Benefits

The scheme will provide a range of social, economic and environmental benefits.

A mix of homes will be provided in a range of property styles designed to meet the needs of single people, couples and families.

40% affordable housing provision will be provided on site in line with Council policy.

Existing hedgerows and trees will be retained and enhanced across the site, where possible, alongside a landscaping scheme devised to encourage biodiversity. Ecological enhancement opportunities could be provided through appropriate planting and the use of bird boxes across the site.

If planning permission is granted a Section 106 legal agreement will be entered into between the developer and Harrogate Council, addressing any need for further services or facilities resulting from the impact of the development. This may include financial contributions to Public Open Space (POS), education provision and off-site highway improvement works.  Determining the amount of public open space on our scheme is partly dependent on existing local provision and in some cases rather than providing a full amount, a contribution to the maintenance of other local provision (such as Highside Playing Fields) is deemed more appropriate.   We will also be expected to make a contribution to the upkeep of any village halls.