New £6m Development in Hambleton Opens Door to Home Ownership

A YORKSHIRE developer is helping to build careers – as well as new family homes – as its latest flagship development is brought to life near Selby.


Berkeley DeVeer has transformed a greenfield site in the tranquil village of Hambleton into a bespoke £6m-plus collection of properties – with more than three-quarters of the initial phase of 27 homes already sold.

The three and four-bedroomed detached houses have been created thanks to the “home-grown” talent of two key staff on site who joined as apprentices before cementing a career with the company.

One has progressed to become the assistant manager of the site at Cherwell Croft, known as Rosewood Vale, while the other is now the fork-lift truck driver.

Their progression signals the company’s determination not only to invest in sought-after locations, but also in the skills of their staff.

Homes on the cul-de-sac development are available through Help to Buy for selected purchasers. And the developer is paying legal fees for all purchases agreed in August and September.

Help to Buy is the Government-backed scheme which, according to latest figures, has proved more popular in North Yorkshire than elsewhere in the country.

Available properties range in price from £260,000 to £335,995.

Dan Newett, Managing Director of Wetherby-based Berkeley DeVeer said the design of the development was tailored to meet the needs of the community as Hambleton’s appeal as a place to live continued to grow.

“Rosewood Vale is perfect for families and commuters, and those wishing to combine country and town lifestyles,” he said. “It offers great local education facilities, enviable transport links, and modern amenities aplenty with Selby’s growing town centre within five minutes’ drive.

“Factor in Leeds’ ever-growing metropolitan hub and York’s unmistakable maze of cobbled streets and history being just 20 miles away, and our development is the perfect solution for those looking for a mix of traditional and modern living.” 

He added: “We may be a new name to the district but we have a long history in the craftsmanship of new homes. 

“In fact, we bring to Hambleton a proven track record of more than 25 years’ expertise, during which time we have achieved the milestone of building over 1,000 properties.

“We’re delighted that our latest development here has equipped us with the ideal launchpad for building our next 1,000 homes.

“We are also proud of the role our former apprentices have played in contributing to this sales success story at Hambleton – and transferring the skills they have learned there to more of our projects in the pipeline.”