Work halts on Harrogate supported living flats
Last updated Jan 16, 2024
The site on Ripon Road.

Work has temporarily ground to a halt on a scheme in Harrogate to build supported living accommodation for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Harrogate Skills 4 Living, a charity offering care and support services for people with learning disabilities and autism, was granted planning permission for a three-and-a-half storey building.

The building would include six flats for people who need on hand carer support throughout the day and night, as well as sleeping accommodation for staff.

The site is located at 212 Ripon Road, in a mainly residential area close to the New Park roundabout and opposite the former gasworks that is due to become a Tesco supermarket.

The plans passed by the North Yorkshire Council state:

“The apartments are for accommodating adults with learning disabilities/ autism in order that they can achieve a better lifestyle in a supported living environment while benefiting from the independence that this environment provides.”

But work has not taken place for several months and the site remains half built. The Stray Ferret contacted Harrogate Skills 4 Living after local residents got in touch asking what was going on.

Hadyn Moorby-Davies, chief executive of Harrogate Skills 4 Living, said he would prefer to comment in a month’s time when the situation should be clearer.

Computer generated images of the proposed Harrogate Skills 4 Living site

Originally formed 30 years ago as The Junction, Harrogate Skills 4 Living runs a day-skills centre hub on North Park Road.

Its services range from housing to employment and health to skills development.

It recently started two social enterprises – the Harrogate Chocolate Factory and the Harrogate Chocolate Factory Café.

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