Freehold Residential Development Opportunity


· Superb residential development opportunity located in a sought after North Yorkshire Village,

· Indicative scheme prepared for 39 Residential Dwellings

· Outline planning consent granted

· Affordable housing provision reduced

· Extensive amenities located close by in Skipton.


Site Overview

The site extends to approximately 1.25 ha (3.01 acres), consisting of agricultural/ grassland. The land is located on the south side of the settlement of Embsay at the junction of Shires Lane and Low Lane that form the north and east boundary of the site. To the west the site has a boundary with a sports field defined by a dry stone wall. To the south are open fields and some 250 metres further to the south is the Embsay Steam Railway line . The western half of the south boundary is defined by a stone wall and tree belt. The eastern half of the south boundary is undefined. The site is relatively flat with a slight gradient rising from south west to north east. There is a distinguishing mound on the east boundary. Green Bottom Beck runs across the site by way of a culvert from the north eastern corner to the southern boundary.

Embsay is an attractive and sought after Village located 2.5km North East of Skipton, a vibrant and sought after town located approximately 25km west of Harrogate and 30km north west of Leeds. The village benefits from a range of local services and shops and a regular bus service to Skipton. Skipton provides a wide range of convenience services including supermarkets, a number of primary and secondary schools including Ermysted’s Grammar School and Skipton Girls High School, and railway station including direct trains to Leeds and beyond to London Kings Cross.


Town Planning

The land edged red on the Location Plan (available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website) benefits from Outline Planning permission for residential development (TP ref: 26/2015/15886), granted on Appeal dated 28 July 2016. A further Sec. 73 application to vary Condition 6 of the original Outline planning consent (TP ref: 2017/18839/VAR) was granted consent in August 2018, reducing the affordable provision on site from 40% to 30%. The access to the site from Shires Lane is approved as part of the Outline planning consent, as per the indicative Layout Plan. Any Reserved Matters planning application will require the provision of Open Space in accordance with Craven’s Policy, together with a ball stop net/ fence to the west of the site to mitigate risk from the adjacent cricket ground. All planning documents including the Appeal Decision and Sec, 73 Approval are available to download in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section.

The land falls outside the Embsay Conservation Area, although the boundary to this is located close to the site’s western boundary.


Affordable Housing

Subject to Craven DC’s final approval, the Vendor’s will acquire the affordable units from the developer at the existing Transfer rates required by Craven DC on practical completion of the units. It is envisaged this will meet Craven’s affordable housing requirement. Please contact the selling agent with any queries.


Further Information

In addition to all planning documents, the following technical information can be found in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website

· Topographical Survey (CAD and pdf – 4 parts).
· Intrusive Ground Investigation
· Flood Risk Assessment
· Transport Statement
· Great Crested Newt Survey
· Ecological Survey
· Land and Visual Impact Assessment
· Indicative Layout
· Indicative Perspectives plans

Please note Lithos have been instructed to undertake the additional work recommended in the Intrusive Ground Investigation, that will be available in due course.



The land is held freehold under Title NYK329916. A copy of the title is available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website.


Tender Process

Titchmarsh & Bagley are instructed by the Chatsworth Settlement Trust to offer the land on either of the following Informal Tender basis:

1) The freehold is offered for sale Conditional on Reserved Matters Planning Consent
2) Joint Venture. The Trust welcome the opportunity to enter into a Joint Venture to develop this land. The Trust has no fixed ‘Joint Venture’ model, ad whilst a proposed ‘Joint Venture Structure’ is available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section as a guide, we are happy to consider submissions either on this basis or alternatives.

Proposal on either basis (or indeed both) are to be received in writing at our Leeds Office by 12.00 noon on 12th December 2018. All offers are to be accompanied by a completed Bid Proforma (provided on request), together with a copy of proposed schemes.

A ‘preferred developer shortlist’ will be selected from the submissions, and the Trust together with Titchmarsh & Bagley will meet with the shortlisted parties on Tuesday 18th December 2018 to discuss their proposal in more detail. Please keep this date free. These meetings will take place at the Bolton Abbey Estate office.



The site can be viewed from Shires Lane and Low Lane. Interested parties should not enter the site without prior permission or unaccompanied. Should interested parties wish to enter the site, please contact Titchmarsh & Bagley to arrange an appointment, as there is a Tenant on site.



For further information, please contact:

Matthew Bagley
Tel: 0113 898 0745
Mob: 07912 952 502