The site which closed as a golf course in 2014 is an engineered landscape - as opposed to rolling farmland – for which planning permission has been granted to previous owners for a hotel, car park, access road and alterations to the A59 in the shape of the now constructed roundabout.
As such it has consent for built development classified as “previously developed” or “brownfield.”
The vision for Flaxby Park is a new and beautifully different self-contained settlement with the critical mass to support a diversity of homes and associated social, retail, education and healthcare amenities. It represents substantial benefits to the area to fulfill urgent and demanding housing targets.
Thus in terms of planning and proximity to Harrogate, the site has a head-start for commencing development compared with more distant greenfield options.
In March 2016 Chris Musgrave, Trevor Cartner and Anne Gloag ("The Company") exchanged contracts for the former Flaxby Golf Club site. They are already establishing some of the UK’s biggest organically integrated communities across the UK from Tees Valley to Kent. Their solid track record in turning failed locations into outstanding successes is unrivalled.
Wynyard Park is a 885 acre Tees Valley site composed of new business park now fully occupied by 63 businesses with 2,000 employees. Adjacent within a woodland and parkland setting, a residential settlement with planning for over 1,000 homes with 500 currently under construction – with retail, leisure, healthcare and education amenities – is under construction by national house builders and self-builders within their own secluded sites.
Discovery Park, Kent is the transformation of Pfizer's former Research establishment into a global hub for science and technology where over 2,400 jobs have been created at 125 companies.
St George’s Park, Sandwich, Kent, is a meadowland development of self-contained neighbourhoods reserved for exclusive self-build homes plus family homes from house builders and ready-to-occupy lakeside apartments.
Stone Hill Park, Kent. For the 740 acre site of the former Manston Airport, the company is submitting a planning application for 1 million square feet of employment space, 2,500 new homes and a district centre including shops, pubs, schools, healthcare, community and leisure facilities – delivering huge benefits for the Thanet area.