Plans for a long-awaited housing development on land near Eastfield were finally discussed by councillors yesterday.
Middle Deepdale – which includes 1,350 homes, a primary school, extra community facilities, shopping and new link road between the A64 and the A165 – was first proposed as long ago as April 1999.
The planning application was submitted by K2 Regeneration and it was discussed by members of Scarborough Council’s Planning Committee.
In a report by Jill Low, the council’s planning manager, she recommended that permission was granted subject to 58 planning conditions.
She said: “The extent of the application site is substantial, comprising a total of 66.7 hectares or 165 acres.
“The site sits directly to the north of Eastfield and currently comprises two farm holdings, High Eastfield and Middle Deepdale, separated by a small valley positioned centrally within the site, running north-south, known as DeepDale.”
She added that the proposed link road would run in an east-west direction across the site and providing access to the housing areas connecting the A64 at Musham Roundabout.
“The alignment of the link road and associated roads is the outcome of detailed design considerations,” she said.
Mrs Low said that elements of the scheme, such as housing, were not yet the subject of detailed proposals.