Developer withdraws 88 home plan in Bishop Monkton
Last updated May 30, 2023
The layout for the planned homes in Bishop Monkton.
The layout for the planned homes in Bishop Monkton.

Developers have withdrawn plans for 88 new homes in Bishop Monkton.

Avant Homes tabled the plan for land off Moor Road in the village.

It would have seen a mixture of 53 market and 35 affordable homes built at the site.

However, the application proved controversial, with residents at Bishop Monkton Action Group objecting to the plan.

In a letter sent to North Yorkshire Council, the group raised concern over drainage at the site and described it as “hopelessly unfit for purpose”.

More than 250 people wrote to the authority to object to the plan.

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A spokesperson for Bishop Monkton Action Group said the decision to withdraw the plan was “a victory for the village”.

In a planning statement to the council last year, Carter Jonas, which submitted the plan on behalf of Alfa Homes, described the site as a “highly sustainable location”.

It added:

“As discussed, the proposal is in a sustainable and accessible location within reasonable walking distance of bus services and local services in Bishop Monkton.”