Up to 300 homes will be built at Thorpe Park, Leeds, after a deal to sell a 20.3-acre development site was agreed with homebuilder Redrow Homes.
Along with the housing development, the firm will make contributions worth around £1.85 million to education and public transport as well as a wide ranging of community provisions by Scarborough.
Preparation for a new shopping and leisure park and a first phase of office development is also underway after a planning consent was obtained for the expansion of the existing business park. This will includes a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.
Matthew Barker, land director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), said:
“We’re very excited to be involved in the Thorpe Park Leeds project and, with it, the wider East Leeds Extension, which is the largest housing development in the Leeds City region.”
“The Manston Lane Link Road is due to open during 2017, which will enable works to commence on the Thorpe Park Leeds residential area. We will submit a reserved matters detailed planning application during 2016 so that we are ready to progress as soon as possible.”
Redrow expects to build mostly two, three and four-bedroom homes and some one-bedroom apartments from two different product ranges – the Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection and the Georgian-influenced Regent Collection to provide a wider choice of homes for different audiences.
The Thorpe Park Leeds development will deliver the primary infrastructure to kick start the new East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) and the initial site preparation works have already commenced to connect Manston Lane, Crossgates, to J46 of the M1.
Work on site is expected to commence in 2017 with completion of all 300 homes scheduled by 2021.