Ripon is situated 21 miles north west of York. Junction 49 off the A1M is five miles to the east.
The site comprises a former sand and gravel quarry extending to 22 acres. Part of the former quarry to the north was developed for housing in 1998. Part of the site is in the floodplain but a substantial area is above the floodplain and is suitable for a housing development for up to 150 houses.
In 2014 a planning application for up to 150 new homes was submitted.
A decision on the application is expected in 2015.