St. Stephen's

Planning permission granted at St. Stephen’s Place, Skipton

St. Stephen's
An artist’s impression of the three new three-bedroom homes we will construct at St. Stephen’s


We are delighted to announce that we have been granted planning permission and listed building consent for our application to redevelop St. Stephen’s in Skipton.

We are now working through our drawing processes and intend to start initial works at the site as soon as possible, with a view to releasing more information in the Spring.

The two listed buildings at the site – Holywell Cottage and St. Stephen’s School – date back to the 1850s and have a rich history and important significance to the community. We have experience and expertise at restoring historic buildings within conservation areas to their former glory, and we consulted with a heritage expert, Historic England and Craven District Council to ensure that our plans honour this site and will preserve it for many more years to come. We will retain many original features, including the dramatic Gothic doors and windows, stone corbels and exterior walls and cast iron fireplaces, will use reclaimed stone to carry out careful repairs to the exteriors and will reinstate decorative plasterwork to the interiors.

The original buildings, which variously housed a school, the parish priest and a convent over the decades but had lain empty for many years prior to our purchase of the site, will be sensitively converted into two three-bedroom houses and five two-bedroom duplex apartments. We have also been granted permission to build three new three-bedroom homes on empty land at the rear of the site, which will complement the existing architecture and blend seamlessly into their surroundings. We will maintain existing mature trees at the site and plant new ones, as well as creating a communal green area for residents, who will also benefit from the site’s outstanding location on Gargrave Road. We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to create 10 beautiful new homes for local people in our company’s hometown.

If you’d like to be kept up to date on our progress at St. Stephen’s Place please register your interest and we’ll be in touch as soon as we have more information to share; likely in a couple of months’ time.


St. Stephen's
The original St. Stephen’s School, which will form the centrepiece of our new development. Image c. Craven Herald

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