The developer has acquired a 7.2-acre site for the £22.3m development off Bar Lane, which will be Avant Homes’ first development in the town.

Properties will be a mixture of innovatively designed homes including two-bedroom mews, three-bedroom semi-detached and four and five-bedroom detached homes, all complete with the housebuilder’s new interior specification.

Ground works on the site are due to commence in February 2018, with construction set to begin in May 2018. The first homes are scheduled to be ready for occupation in December 2018.

Avant Homes Yorkshire managing director, Rob Slocombe, said: “The acquisition of land in Knaresborough is a key part of our strategic growth plans, as we expand our operations into North Yorkshire.

“We are very much looking forward to bringing our first development to Knaresborough and are expecting to see strong demand for our range of innovatively-designed new homes.”

 As well as providing much-needed, high-quality family homes, Avant Homes will deliver 31 affordable homes and invest more than £300,000 in education, infrastructure and travel initiatives for the town, including the development of public open spaces and a habitat area for local great crested newts.