Yorkshire's priciest self-build plot for sale at £1m

The most expensive self-build plot in Yorkshire is on the market with a price tag of £1m. It comes with a rare chance to build a "Grand Design" on an idyllic rural site, near Pateley Bridge.

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For sale through Savills, the plot is in Eagle Hall Woods and comes with 36.8 acres of woodland plus planning permission for a contemporary, five-bedroom house. The price does not include the build costs.It is the first new dwelling in Nidderdale to be approved by Harrogate Council under Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework. Read more on this here

Exceptional design

This section of the NPPF sets out exceptional circumstances for homes to be built in the countryside and, in this case, planning permission was granted due to the property’s exceptional architectural quality.The 4,910 sq ft house will cantilever over the water thanks to a design by Newcastle-based architects Sadler Brown. The building is based on the idea of a fallen tree and will be constructed from timber and zinc cladding with a green roof. It is arranged over two floors with large balconies overlooking a new lake.There’s also an option to buy 19.4 acres of meadow and pasture land for £100,000.For details contact Savills, York, www.savills.co.uk