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Sowerby Gateway Phase 2

Topcliffe Road - Sowerby - North Yorkshire - YO7 3HB

Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire's intends to submit a detailed planning application for residential development of 595 dwellings on land at Topcliffe Road, Sowerby.

  • Overview


    The site is situated on Topcliffe Road, Sowerby and comprises the next stage of the 'Sowerby Gateway' Development.

    The key characteristics of this scheme are:

    • 595 new dwellings, including affordable housing, covering a range of types and sizes
    • Creation of publicly accessible open space and ecological enhancements
    • Integration and upgrading of existing footpath network
    • The delivery of a range of community benefits as part of the section 106 contributions
  • About the site

    About the Site

    As you may be aware, in August 2012 the land off Topcliffe Road and Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby was granted outline planning permission for a mixed use development including up to 925 new homes by Hambleton District Council. Since the approval of outline planning permission at the site reserved matters (detailed) planning permission has been granted for 249 of the 925 homes.

    Taylor Wimpey is now in the process of preparing a Reserved Matters application for the remaining residential land area of the site. Before we submit this application we are keen to get the views of local people on what sort of house design and layout would be suitable.

    The plans are for 595 high-quality family homes of two to four bedrooms, including bungalows. A proportion of the properties will be made available as affordable homes to help meet local housing needs.

    The development of the remaining residential land parcels of the Sowerby Gateway site will also importantly include the delivery of the Topcliffe Road/A168 junction improvements, funding towards the proposed education facilities and funding towards the delivery of the proposed sports facilities.



  • What's proposed

    What is Proposed


  • Community

    Community Benefits

    The development of land at Topcliffe Road will provide a range of new housing that will contribute greatly towards the local communirt

    This development can provide a host of benefits to the local community, such as:

    • A range of housing to meet the needs and aspirations of the whole community.
    • Affordable housing based on the identified needs of the District.
    • Creation of new managed areas of public open space which will provide an attractive setting and amenity to new and existing residents.
    • Linkages and upgrading of existing footpaths within and adjacent to the site.
  • Updates

    News and Updates

    July 2016

    We would like to invite you to a public consultation exhibition which is to be held:

    From 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday 20th July 2016. 

    The exhibition will take place at Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall.

    Representatives of the development team will be there to discuss the proposals and answer any questions residents may have.


    The Leaflet sent out to nearby residents can be seen below:

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