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Pool Road, Pool in Wharfedale

Pool Road - Pool in Wharfedale - Otley - West Yorkshire

We are currently preparing a Reserved Matters Planning Application for up to 55 family homes off Pool Road, Pool in Wharfedale.

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  • Overview


    We are currently preparing a Reserved Matters Planning Application on land off Pool Road, Pool in Wharfedale, following receipt of outline permission in 2018.

    The key characteristics of this scheme are:

    • Up to 55 new family homes served from Pool Road.
    • A range of 2 to 5 bedroom new homes.
    • The delivery of a range of community benefits as part of the Section 106 contributions and community infrastructure levy.


    The Reserved Matters application follows the principles set out in the Outline consent including landscaping and ecology buffers to the east and west boundaries, public open space in the north of the site and the retention of the existing trees and hedgerows where appropriate.

  • About the site

    About the site

    The site is located off Pool Road, Pool in Wharfedale and is situated less than half a mile west of the village centre. Approximately 9.5 miles from Leeds, 10 miles from Bradford and 9 miles from Harrogate, the site at Pool in Wharfedale is well connected within Yorkshire and beyond.

    Currently in agricultural use, the land is bound to the north by A659 Pool Road, and to the east by existing residential development. Open fields and agricultural land lie to the south and west.

  • What's proposed

    What's proposed?

    The proposed development can be viewed below and comprises:

    • Up to 55 new family homes covering a range of types and sizes, served from Pool Road.
    • Publicly accessible open space.
    • A range of community benefits as part of the Section 106 contributions/community infrastructure levy.
    • Vehicular access from Pool Road with pedestrian link to Church Close.
    • Provision of phase 1 of future Pool in Wharfedale relief road.


    Image 2 LAYOUT  AERIAL

    Aerial layout showing proposed development alongside existing development. Image courtesy of Promap.

    Please click here to view the proposed planning layout.

  • Community

    Community Benefits

    The development of land off Pool Road, Pool in Wharfedale will provide a range of new housing that will contribute greatly towards the local community. This development can provide a host of benefits to the local community, such as:

    • The development will deliver a range of housing to meet the needs and aspirations of the whole community.
    • Creation of new areas of public open space which will provide an attractive setting and amenity to new existing residents.
    • We employ a wide range of trades, providing opportunities for local works and sub-contractors.
    •     provision of phase 1 of the future Pool in Wharfedale relief Road.
    • Investment in key infrastructure, including a primary school through the community infrastructure levy.
  • Updates

    News and updates

    April 2019

    Proposed Reserved Matters planning application to be submitted for 55 dwellings. Please click here to view our Public consultation leaflet.

    18th June 2018

    Outline Planning approval for up to 55 dwellings confirmed.

    28th February 2017

    Thank you to everyone who attended the public exhibition on Monday 20th February 2017. Your feedback is important to us and we are currently reviewing all of the comments received.

    Please click here to view the consultation materials that were on display.

    We are now acting upon a number of points that were raised during the exhibition and our Strategic Land and Planning Manager will update residents at the Pool in Wharfedale Parish Council Meeting 13th March 2017.

    February 2017

    Taylor Wimpey is currently preparing an Outline Planning Application for development of up to 70 new family homes. Served from Pool Road, our proposals comprise a range of 2 to 5 bedroom homes.

    In order that the views and opinions of local people can be taken into consideration, Taylor Wimpey is hosting a public exhibition of our emerging proposals. You are welcome to visit the exhibition to see the proposals where members of the planning team will be in attendance to answer your questions.

    The exhibition is being held on Monday 20th February 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm, at Pool Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool in Wharfedale, LS21 1RY.

    Please click here to view a copy of the exhibition invitation.