Kirk Hammerton Planning Application

SageHaus Living have submitted a planning application at Carlton Fields, Kirk Hammerton. We are proposing to deliver 55 modular single level dwellings exclusively for the over 65’s set in a beautiful landscaped grounds, focused around a residents community hub.

Please see a CGI fly through video that provides an overview of what the scheme will look like:

SageHaus Living was founded so we could provide a new approach to Later Living and cater for a genuine need in rural communities such as Kirk Hammerton:

  • Genuine need for our housing
    Having undertaken a detailed elderly housing need assessment survey (via our consultants, Tetlow King) we have identified a significant unmet demand within the Kirk Hammerton area for age appropriate housing for people aged 65 or over. There is especially a shortage of bungalow style properties.
  • Net carbon zero
    Our developments are embodied carbon neutral as our homes are built entirely off site (via the MMC method of construction) utilising sustainably sourced timber. We are also operationally carbon neutral as our retirement village will run on renewable energy sources focused mainly on PV solar technology. This innovative approach to development reduces Carbon emissions by 79% compared to traditional construction and means our homes will be as cheap as £120 per year to run.
  • Reduction in local disruption
    All our homes are built completely in a UK based factory and then transported to site greatly reducing construction noise and traffic. Additionally our homes are only 3.5m high (compared to normal housing of 6 - 9 m) so will sit level with the hedgerows at Carlton Fields thus not disrupting local views.
  • Improving access to Hammerton Station
    Part of our proposal is to create a new paved pedestrian route from York Road to Hammerton Station. This will provide the entire community of Kirk Hammerton with a safer and more defined route to the train station than is currently provided. Please see the PDF plan:




  • An authentic community for the local elderly population
    The proposed scheme will be focused around creating a community of mature residents that can socialise, learn and exercise in the community building. Equally the scheme will feature a pond and landscaping where the community can gather. We will even have allotments for our residents to grow their own vegetables.



  • A flexible and modern approach to care
    SageHaus Living offers a care package for our residents that is focused around independence and cost effectiveness. All our homes will provide the latest smart technology that allows are residents to maintain the freedom they want but if a more hands on approach to care is needed then that can also be provided.



Further to the community consultation that took place in August this year we would welcome further feedback on our proposals or if you require any more information please email: info@sagehaus.co.uk


Planning application commentary:

Harrogate Council have now started the consultation period on the application. If you would like to comment on the application then please email planningcomments@harrogate.gov.uk and quote the Application Reference 22/03957/FULMAJ.


Or you can comment via the Public Access system searching using the application reference number: https://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/online-applications/