Application submitted for new housing development in Stokesley

This story was published 4 February 2022

A development of 25 new high-quality homes is being planned for Stokesley in a move that would see a derelict farm building replaced.

Artist impression of houses

The proposal would see a combination of two, three and four bedrooms homes built by North Yorkshire’s Brierley Homes Ltd, with seven affordable homes included within the development to help those who would otherwise struggle to get onto the property ladder.

A planning application has been submitted for the development on land situated off Westlands Road, to be called Levens Pastures. If that is successful, work could start on site before the end of summer.

Brierley Homes is our housing development company, part of the Brierley Group, the trading arm of the council. It has already delivered high-quality homes at several locations across the county, often using brownfield sites to help meet housing needs.

Brierley Homes, and the local contractors who work on developments, also make great efforts to involve themselves in the community and have provided help and support to various groups, through supplying a combination of materials and skills.

All the properties have been designed to meet national space standards, creating high-quality family homes with appealing landscaping and open space. These are factors house buyers want to see, but which also help to ensure the homes are a positive addition to the communities in which they are built.

Brierley Homes Director Matt O’Neill said: “We are very proud of the quality of new homes we have been able to bring to North Yorkshire.

“Working with our local contractors and high quality independent businesses for our kitchen, bathrooms and other services, we produce well-designed and carefully constructed homes, which help to meet the county’s housing needs.

“Better still, value generated from these developments will be used to support County Council activities, so the whole county benefits.

“One thing which sets us apart is that we put great effort into being part of the community and on previous projects, we have been delighted to help local groups, schools and organisations with materials and other assistance we and our partners have been able to donate.”

County Councillor Derek Bastiman, Executive Member for Growth and Economic Development, said: “As a council, we took the opportunity to help the local economy and encourage growth by entering the housing market with Brierley Homes. This has proved most effective by filling a void. It is great to see another fine development that should help to address local housing needs.

“I am sure the quality will match their previous developments and I believe it will be a positive addition to Stokesley.”

Brierley Homes is part of the Brierley Group, which was established in 2017 to bring together council-owned companies with the aim of improving front line services. The group offers services within North Yorkshire and beyond. Other companies in the group are NY Highways, Align Property Partners, First North Law, NYnet, Yorwaste, Veritau, North Yorkshire Education Services and NY Tech.

Get more information about Brierley Homes.