Planning Permission for Balk Site Granted

Field south of Aspen Way | Photo by Richard Flint

As some residents will already know, North Yorkshire Council’s Area Planning Committee met last Thursday (18 Jan 2024) and granted permission to Castle Howard’s application (originally made in Spring 2023) for the erection of 26 houses on the field east of the Balk. The second field further east (under different ownership) was not considered at this time.

In addition to written comments made last year, objections and reservations were raised in person at the meeting on behalf of Slingsby residents, and one further detailed written comment by a local resident was submitted to the meeting.

Ultimately, the permission was granted subject to a number of conditions detailed in the Committee report.

One of the major concerns was regarding the consistency of design between this development and that proposed for the other field. The planning officers assured Members that they had authority to ensure that there was consistency across the two developments.

Follow the link below for the minutes of the planning committee, and further links to the detailed site layout and contributor comments:

Agenda for Thirsk and Malton Area Constituency Planning Committee on Thursday, 18th January, 2024, 10.00 am | North Yorkshire Council

Earlier background reports by the Slingsby Village website:

News and Events | Planning Application Posted for the Balk/Aspen Way Site – The Slingsby Village Website

News and Events | Second Planning Application – Land South of Aspen Way – The Slingsby Village Website


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