Yorkshire housebuilder set to deliver new homes with £32m development

A Yorkshire housebuilder is set to deliver 140 homes at a new £32m development in Castleford after receiving planning approval.

Avant Homes has today announced that it has received planning permission from Wakefield Council for the construction of its new Elliot Place development.

The 9.88-acre land is located near Castleford’s Flass Lane and is the final phase of residential development on this site, which Avant Homes acquired from Harworth Estates in December 2020.

The new homes will form part of Harworth Estates’ and Wakefield Council’s plans to deliver 560 new homes alongside a restaurant and employment space in the area.

The build is estimated to take approximately two years and is set to create 120 jobs.

The new development called Elliot Place will feature a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom properties across 10 of Avant Homes’ signature house types and will be surrounded by local amenities, transport links, schools and attractions including Xscape Yorkshire and Junction 32 Shopping Outlet.

The M62 is also within close proximity to the development, giving a wide range of buyers easy access to Leeds and Pontefract.

Avant Homes Yorkshire managing director, Chris Coley, said: “Castleford has a great demand for high-quality, new-build housing. We’re very pleased to have been granted planning permission from Wakefield Council to deliver 140 homes.

“This developed area of Castleford has become a thriving residential, leisure and commercial location in West Yorkshire. We look forward to commencing the groundworks in the coming weeks to deliver the final phase of homes as part of the council’s and Harworth Estates’ local plan.”

Groundworks at Elliott Place are due to commence this month with the showhomes to follow this summer and the first homes expected to be ready for occupation in October 2021.

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