'Luxury' apartment plans prompt Harrogate residents to call for affordable housing

Residents have called for 'council houses' or 'normal non-luxury flats' in Harrogate as plans are submitted for another 'luxury' town centre development.

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 3:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 3:35 pm
Newby are already on site creating the first lot of 62 apartments. Credit: French PR Ltd.

Readers on the Harrogate Advertiser Facebook page have questioned the need for more luxury apartments in town after Harrogate-based developer Newby announced plans to build 62 apartments on Springfield Court.

Newby are already on-site building the first 35 apartments, which have been granted planning permission, but the company has now submitted plans to create 27 more.

But reader, Joan Herrington, said: "why do all apartments have to be luxury".

Other readers, Neil Harper called for "some council houses" in the wake of the news, while Jem Henderson said: "or some normal non luxury flats".

Another reader, Tommy Deux, added: "How big is the waiting list for council housing again?" and Andy Pretty added: "Nice. Flats for rich people. Just what is needed."