New Homes Underway In Cloughton

Mulgrave Properties has started work on a new-build scheme which will deliver much-needed quality housing on the Duchy’s Cloughton estate in Yorkshire.

The 3.5-acre site was previously occupied by Town Farm before the Duchy in partnership with long-standing farming tenant Joe Green and his family agreed to relocate the business to a new purpose-built steading on Field Lane. Since that time, design proposals have been developed by Mulgrave Estates and submitted as part of a formal planning application which was approved by Scarborough Borough Council in 2017. The scheme will now be delivered as part of a joint venture partnership with the Duchy of Lancaster.

The approved scheme, which is expected to take until Spring 2020 to complete, will provide local homebuyers with a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroomed homes. All 24 properties will be built to the highest quality standard and have been sympathetically designed to reflect the local vernacular.

Phase 1, which began in December, will include the careful demolition of the redundant farm buildings, groundworks and site preparation. Construction of the new properties themselves is expected to start in summer 2018.

Commenting on the scheme, Duchy Head of Project Management Graeme Chalk said: “This is the second joint venture partnership the Duchy has entered into with a leading property developer after we agreed a similar model with Linden Homes in Harrogate last year. As a historic landowner and responsible landlord, we take great care to ensure that any development on Duchy estates is appropriate in terms of scale and architectural style. We also recognise that there is a pressing need for new high quality homes in many areas of the country and we are keen to play our part in delivering these wherever appropriate.”

Mulgrave Properties is the residential property development arm of the 350-year old Mulgrave Estate. As a developer, Mulgrave specialises in building high quality, design-led residential developments that complement and enhance their local surroundings. For Town Farm, Malton–based architects Bramhall Blenkharn and planning consultants Yew Tree Associates also worked on the design proposals and preparation of the formal planning application.

The Cloughton estate forms part of the ancient inheritance and came into the Duchy of Lancaster in 1267. Today, it is made up of 1,000 hectares of arable land, as well as 40 residential properties.  Cloughton itself is a small coastal village four miles north of Scarborough on the Duchy of Lancaster’s Yorkshire Survey.