PLANS to build 85 homes in Malton have been approved by Ryedale District Council.

The houses will be built on allotments in Broughton Road by Taylor Wimpey – 27 four-bedroomed, 23 with three bedrooms, 17 two-bedroomed and 16 one-bedroomed, together with open space, parking, garages and landscaping. Thirty-five per cent are affordable housing.

The builder will contribute £227,000 to schools, £232,000 for Brambling Fields junction and £146,252 for sport and leisure. The council received two letters of objection.