More homes are set to be built at the High Mill estate at Scalby: here's how many

Plans for almost 400 new homes as part of the next stages of the High Mill housing development in Scalby are set to be approved.

The High Mill estate, pictured in 2017
The High Mill estate, pictured in 2017

Keepmoat Homes lodged plans last year for 151 homes as part of phase two of the scheme to build approximately 500 dwellings in the Scarborough suburb, off Field Lane.

Scarborough Council’s planning committee is set to grant Keepmoat approval to start construction on the 151 homes, when it meets on Thursday next week.

At the same meeting, the councillors will also be recommended to grant outline permission to Almora Ltd to build up to 220 dwellings during phase three of the development.

As part of the Keepmoat plans for phase two development, a children’s play area will be constructed and a bridge built over the sea cut on the site to allow access.

The plans have been recommended for approval by planning officers.

The planning submission states: “The development will provide a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties with the majority being two-storey in nature with some two-and-a-half-storey.

“The development of the site would provide for the needs of Scalby and more so the wider urban area of Scarborough.

“The development would provide a range of affordable and family homes within the area to provide for growing and existing family units.”

Six letters of objection were received by the council, with all but one of them from people who have bought homes on the phase one site.

Taylor Wimpey has already constructed 142 homes as part of phase one of the development, which was granted planning permission in 2010.