Leeds City Council receives planning application for Aire Valley housing community project

12 January 2016 (Last Updated January 12th, 2016 18:30)

Templegate Developments has submitted planning application to Leeds City Council in the UK, for developing a new housing community across a 170-acre greenfield site inside the Aire Valley.

Templegate Developments has submitted planning application to Leeds City Council in the UK, for developing a new housing community across a 170-acre greenfield site inside the Aire Valley.

Templegate is a joint venture (JV) between Evans Property Group and Keyland Developments and intends to develop 1,100 new homes, a new school and other community facilities at the Skelton Gate site.

The site has already been identified for housing developments and is a part of the Aire Valley area action plan, which is expected to include a minimum of 6,500 new home constructions in the area within 2028.

Aire Valley area is undergoing regeneration works at present, which include investments for the Enterprise Zone development to the west of the site.

"This application is the culmination of two years of consultation and working with the council on its long-term housing needs through the development of a sustainable community."

Infrastructure developments for the £96m Temple Green development has been initiated, which is a part of the Enterprise Zone and will include construction of park and ride transport interchange for Leeds City Council.

Evans Property Group development director James Pitt said: "Major investment into the Enterprise Zone is already transforming the lower Aire Valley area of Leeds, bringing new business space, transport links and jobs for the whole city to benefit from.

"This application is the culmination of two years of consultation and working with the council on its long-term housing needs through the development of a sustainable community."

Keyland Developments managing director Peter Garrett said: "This strategic site has the capacity to make a significant and much-needed contribution to Leeds City Council's housing requirement for the Aire Valley area of Leeds by bringing a vacant site back into use as a new community.

"In addition to delivering a thousand new homes and a new school with associated community benefits, the development would bring about in excess of 500 construction and operational jobs."