Approval secured for 150 new homes development in Castleford

01 November 2016

Kier Living has secured planning approval to build 150 new houses in Fryston, near Castleford

The new development, off Wheldon Road, will feature a range of two, three, four and five bedroom homes adjacent to the River Aire and opposite the RSPB reserve at Fairburn Ings.

The former colliery site was earmarked for development as part of the Castleford Growth Delivery Plan and was remediated for housing provisions by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Kier Living acquired the site from Wakefield Council via the Delivery Partner Panel 2 framework, which is designed to accelerate delivery of residential led development.

Since the acquisition, Kier Living has developed plans to provide a residential scheme in keeping with the village environment.

David Mackintosh, sales and marketing director, Kier Living Northern, said:

“We are delighted to receive planning approval for this development, which is designed to enhance the existing village with a range of well-presented family homes.

“Riverbank Meadows offers – as the name suggests – offers an attractive setting, on the banks of the river, with no through traffic and direct access to a wonderful area preserved for nature lovers and leisure pursuits.

“Each house type is individually styled with the river facing properties adopting a nautical feel and different elevation styles overlooking a village green.“

Riverbank Meadows is to provide a range of terraced, semi-detached and detached homes with a variety of internal designs and features. Prices will start from £125,000.

Of the 150 homes, 35 have been allocated affordable to Yorkshire Housing.

Kier Living will start construction this month with a three-year phased completion programme. A sales office will be located on site from mid-January 2017.


Original article by Nick Hll BDaily