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Morley development set to spring into action

14 January 2022

Our West Yorkshire region s confirmed it is working towards starting construction at its new Morley development in the Spring.

The Laneside Farm development will feature 450 homes and will also provide more than £3.7 million in financial contributions, as part of Section 106 agreements and community infrastructure contributions. 

Christopher Hull, managing director from Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, said: “We have worked closely with Leeds City Council to design a development that provides a range of house types, multiple green spaces, new habitat creation for wildlife to thrive and provides financial provisions to support the local community.”

Electric vehicle charging points will be install in all the homes as well as communal charging areas. The development will feature extensive cycleways and footpaths and 15 per cent of the properties will be allocated for affordable living.

In addition, a sustainable travel plan will be provided to all new residents to encourage the use of public transport, cycling and walking. 

Mr Hull added: “We will be creating a new community, so it is important that the design is appealing to future home buyers. The layout also features a wider than usual spine road to accommodate a bus service, near to the allocated school site, as well as significant stretches of shared footpaths and cycleways.

“Additional community support will see a £1.5 million contribution towards off site highways improvements and more than £2.2 million in the Community Infrastructure Levy, to be spent on the city’s projects, determined by the council.”

The development received reserved matters approval by Leeds City Council Plans Panel in late October 2021 and was supported by planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore.

Stuart Natkus, partner at Barton Willmore, said: “These homes will form a high-quality new community with large areas of open space. Persimmon Homes’ approach to this development means it is sensitive to its surroundings and will help promote biodiversity.”

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