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Maltkiln new settlement

Maltkiln Village will create a new community where people of all ages and backgrounds can have a home that meets their needs. A sustainable new village centred around the existing railway station at Cattal, Maltkiln will provide local amenities and facilities alongside the new homes, as well as extensive areas of open space and landscaping.

Caddick Group, the Yorkshire-based company delivering the project, are developing their plans further following an the most recent round of consultation held in September 2022. More details around the next round of public consultation and community engagement will be shared in due course.

Timeline

The previous local authority, Harrogate Borough Council, quantified the housing need for the district as part of their Local Plan process

Spring 2016

The Local Plan proposed a new settlement as a major contributor to meeting current and future housing need in the area.

2018

Several competing locations were offered to the council, who then undertook a comprehensive selection process

2018

The council’s selection process identified Cattal railway station as the optimum location for the new settlement and stated it should be a minimum of 3,000 homes. A separate Development Plan Document (DPD) was proposed to refine the boundaries, composition and objectives for the development

2018

The promoters of the competing proposal at Flaxby made a legal challenge to the Local Plan and its selection process for the new settlement. The planning application for Flaxby was refused and the subsequent High Court ruling did not change the choice of location

2020

The competing proposal to merge Green Hammerton and Kirk Hammerton also fell away

2020

The outline planning application for Maltkiln was updated by Caddick Group to meet the policy requirements emerging from the council’s draft Development Plan Document

2022

Harrogate Borough Council is merged into the new North Yorkshire Council unitary authority

2023

The adopted Harrogate District Local Plan remains valid until North Yorkshire replace it with their own Local Plan, a process which will take several years

2023