Middle Deepdale is one of the largest residential development schemes in North Yorkshire, comprising an urban extension that will accommodate over 1,350 new dwellings.
P+HS has been involved in the project for many years from the masterplan and Design Code through to design and delivery of several phases for the various clients. Cited by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as a model of best practice, the scheme has involved what was then the largest community consultation ever undertaken in North Yorkshire.
The proposals form a sustainable urban extension on the southern edge of Scarborough and through extensive consultation with the local community over a number of years, the development has become a catalyst for regeneration within the Eastfield community.
It is estimated that the project will have taken 10 – 15 years and will cover over 90 acres of land to the north of Eastfield. When complete the masterplan will provide quality new homes for sale and for rent, extra care housing for older people and people with disabilities, community facilities, a school, public recreational open space, new retail outlets and community services on both Middle Deepdale and across Eastfield.
The first phase, HA2 commenced in March 2013 and consists of a 60-bed extra care facility and 120 homes, 30 of which are affordable. Opening up the site for economically viable housing has been problematic as the site carries with it significant abnormal infrastructure requirements, including the need to establish significant trunk roads, estate roads, attenuation and services upgrades. The masterplan will also see the creation of a new bridge to link the east and west side of Deepdale and the A64 to the A165.
Having overcome these challenges, the first 120 dwellings on HA2 were completed in 2014 and the development of housing has continued over the past 4 years with the delivery of phases 2 and 3. Kebbell Homes are now on-site constructing phase 4 along side Linden Homes which will see the completion of HA2 in the near future. The extra care units, built in partnership with Sanctuary Group, are located on a boulevard at the heart of the development and closely linked to an existing housing estate. The extra care scheme, Jazz Court, provides three new retails units, a gym accessible for all ages, a restaurant, as well as a 24/7 on-site dedicated care and support team offering services to people in the scheme and the surrounding area. Work on the extra care facility was completed in 2014 and this became fully operational at the start of 2015. HA2 Has also seen the completion of a 24 supported 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with Yorkshire Coast Homes and 20 Retirement bungalows as part of the accommodation offering.
The first phase of HA1 is complete with the registered social landlord, Home Group and with the Homes and Communities Agency providing 60 affordable homes in addition to the development of a further 120 general needs homes by Keepmoat. Approval for a further 350 dwellings has been secured by Keepmoat on the second phase with work being impacted by recent the discovery of rare roman remains.
As part of the overall development strategy, the development partners, Kebbell, Keepmoat and Sanctuary have been working with the Council and the Job Match service to serve the local employment and supply chain opportunities arising out of the development. Work was now underway with partners within the construction industry and training suppliers to establish facilities and pathways to employment which would help meet the significant future demand for construction workers in the medium and long term.
HA8 Plans for 107 homes on the outskirts of Scarborough have been approved (October 2021)