Flaxby Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire Flaxby Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Flaxby Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

The project involved development of housing on 110ha of land associated with the former Flaxby golf course and driving range, east of Knaresborough and west of the A1(M). To the north-east of the site is the Allerton Park Registered Park and Garden, which contains a 61m high hill supporting the Grade II *Listed ‘Temple of Victory’, visible from the A1(M).

Wardell Armstrong LLP (WA) has undertaken a range of specialist assessments has been undertaken as part of the Environmental Statement prepared for the proposed development. These have comprised: landscape and visual impact; archaeology and cultural heritage; air quality; noise and vibration; flood risk and drainage; ground conditions; utility services; and mineral safeguarding. Historic England has expressed concerns about the setting of the Temple of Victory and the registered Park and Garden Allerton Park, therefore WA has carefully considered this matter within the assessment.

WA also prepared a representation for submission to Harrogate Borough Council as part of the development of a new Local Plan for the area, addressing the proposed development of the site for a new, sustainable settlement of 2,750 homes ranging from one bedroom apartments, through to four bedroom houses, space for a primary school and a central hub providing a community hall, family pub and restaurant, shops, pharmacy, doctors’ surgery, hotel and office space. Large areas of green space have been incorporated into the development plan, including pedestrian and cycle links to the wider area, linking with the surrounding towns and villages.