Keyland Developments – the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company Yorkshire Water – has received planning permission from Scarborough Council to create 290 homes in Whitby.

The development will see the creation of 290 homes which could create 700 jobs for local people. This site is located in between Scarborough and Whitby, and close to the established Whitby Business Park. [emaillocker id=”71749″]

A spokesman said: “Keyland has secured consent to transform the well-connected site, in a ‘six capitals’ approach to sustainable development, into a mixed residential use scheme of up to 290 homes of different types with vehicle access, spine road, associated infrastructure and public open space.”

“The planning permission allows a mix of housing types to come forward at the site, including volume house builders, later living housing and self and custom build plots. This is to open the site to a range of housing providers to allow the delivery of different types, forms and tenures of housing to meet the diverse housing needs within Whitby and the wider Borough, whilst also speeding up delivery rates.”

The site will be delivered in two phases, the first of which will be launched to market in the coming months. Phase 2 will deliver a 60 plot custom and self build village. Keyland is working with Scarborough Borough Council on the village and the scheme has been included within the Council’s bid to Government for Towns Deal funding.