140 homes planned for railway site

140 homes planned for railway site

A development of 140 homes could be built on a railway site in West Yorkshire under new plans.

Brewster Bye Architects, on behalf of Strategic Team Group, has submitted an application for a residential development on a brownfield site on Station Road next to the station in Normanton.

The scheme would comprise a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes available for sale, private rent, shared ownership and affordable rent.

The former railway sidings were de-commissioned in the last century and the land has stood vacant for a number of years. Outline planning consent for 142 houses was granted in 2013.

Lindsay Rich, head of development at Strategic Team Group, said: "The site benefits from being in a very sustainable location given the excellent transport links due to its proximity to both the railway station and M62, and is walkable to Normanton centre which provides a good selection of retail and commercial offerings.

"There are also a number of local schools and health facilities, which will appeal to young families looking to buy or rent."

Strategic Team Group is working in partnership with Sigma Capital and WDH.

Kevin Dodd, chief executive at WDH, added: "The properties on this new and much needed development, allow WDH to provide affordable new homes for rent and sale on a shared ownership basis.

"We are working with developers across the region to provide safe and secure homes and continue to create confident communities."