6 January 2021

AN independent Yorkshire estate agency has won a competitive tender to market a series of new housing schemes being brought to life by a council’s property development business.

Linley & Simpson has been instructed by Brierley Homes, founded and owned by North Yorkshire County Council, to manage the sale of 49 homes at three different sites across the Harrogate district.

The contract will be delivered by the agency’s specialist Land and New Homes department, based in Harrogate.

Launched six years ago with just a single member of staff and six properties, it now employs a growing team of seven and has seen its new home sales portfolio increase to over 500, with more than three times that number in the pipeline.

Earlier this year it was crowned best in the UK in the residential property industry’s "Oscars", drawing judges' praise for the raft of initiatives it has designed to support Yorkshire housebuilders in launching their developments to market.

The Linley & Simpson team will be responsible for launching to market:

– A development of 16 homes on the site of the council's former highways depot in Pateley Bridge
– Another 14 homes at rural Marton-cum-Grafton, and
– A further 19 homes at Woodfield Square in Harrogate

David Waddington, Director of Land and New Homes at Linley & Simpson, said: "We have strong roots in the North Yorkshire community with four High Street branches in the county - Harrogate, Ripon, Skipton and York.

"We are proud to work alongside Brierley Homes on these three landmark developments and contribute to its future success as a housebuilder."

Brierley Homes is one of seven companies which form North Yorkshire County Council's trading arm, the Brierley Group. All profits generated by the housebuilder are ploughed back into public services, such as adult social care.

All three projects feature a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, and have a number of affordable housing units.

They are designed to build on the success achieved at Brierley Homes' inaugural development at Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby, where 17 homes were built last year as a pilot project.


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