Wakefield Council gives green light to £60m 200-plus property Avant Homes scheme

04 September 2019

Wakefield-based homebuilder Avant Homes has been given the go ahead on its £60.9m City Fields development following planning permission granted by Wakefield Council.

Located off the A6154, the development will bring 224 new homes to the area and will feature a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes across Avant Homes’ design-led housetypes.

Work is now underway on the development. The first homes are due for completion in April 2020, and the overall build is expected to take over three years. This could create up to 140 sales and construction jobs.

In addition to providing new homes for the area, Avant Homes will also contribute £280k towards local transport provision and public art.

Avant Homes’ Yorkshire managing director, Chris Coley, said: “We’re very pleased that planning permission has been granted for our City Fields site.

“It is in a location that is already hugely popular with homebuyers and will be a significant development for us boasting our very latest design-led modern family homes and new enhanced specification.

“We’re expecting the development to prove popular with a wide variety of buyers and look forward to unveiling showhomes in the new year.”

City Fields is one of 13 developments currently under construction by Avant Homes Yorkshire and is said to be its largest to date in Wakefield.

Previous developments in the area include The Gateway on Bar Lane to the north of the city and Redwood in the nearby village of Crigglestone.