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Plans submitted for new homes in West Yorkshire town

13 December 2023

Proposals for 130 new homes in Wetherby have been submitted to Leeds City Council by house builder Persimmon.

The site at Sandbeck Lane is allocated for housing in Leeds City Council’s Local Plan, which aims to increase the number and types of houses available to local homebuyers.

Persimmon is seeking to deliver a mix of property types for local homebuyers ranging from apartments through 2,3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes.

It is proposed that 46 homes on the development will be transferred to a local housing association.Built to new building regulations, the new homes will benefit from improved energy efficiency, helping reduce energy bills for homeowners. All homes will come fitted with EV chargers and air-source heat pumps.

The proposed development includes a substantial £1.1 million Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contribution, earmarked to support local infrastructure improvements.

Ecological features such as bat and bird boxes and gaps within garden fences for hedgehogs will be incorporated within the site which will provide a 21% net gain overall in biodiversity value. 

A new woodland walking route will be established within Sandbeck Wood and half of the wood will be managed as a nature reserve.

James Parkin, Land Director at Persimmon West Yorkshire, said: “We’re thrilled to have submitted plans for 130 exemplary new homes in Wetherby. We’ve been working closely with residents, councillors, the Better Wetherby Partnership and Wetherby Civic Society to ensure that the views of community are reflected in these proposals.

“Feedback at the recent public exhibition was positive and so we’re looking forward to moving these plans forward in the coming months.”

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