Avant Homes has announced the launch of a North Yorkshire region with five developments set to deliver 726 new homes with a total gross development value of £206m.

The business already has work underway at its 80-home Ambretone Park development in Green Hammerton, Harrogate; 154-home Greenwards Point development in Easingwold, York; and 129-home Strawberry Fields development in Carlton, Leeds.

Planning has been granted for the housebuilder to deliver a £42m development of 150 homes in Sherburn-in-Elmet. Plans to build a £60m, 213-home development as part of the first phase of the Skelton Gate regeneration scheme in Leeds are also awaiting a planning decision.

Avant Homes regional chairman, Scott Varley, said: “Avant Homes North Yorkshire is an exciting expansion to our business which forms part of our ongoing nationwide strategic growth plan.

“Launching with three developments underway, one receiving planning approval and another awaiting a planning decision, means we have a great deal of momentum in North Yorkshire. This will allow us to deliver much-needed, high quality new-build homes for people in the region."