Our plans to build 41 new, affordable homes in the Long Lee area, between Keighley and Bingley in West Yorkshire, have been approved by planning officials at Bradford Council.
The two and three bedroom homes will be available for affordable rent and shared ownership.
The new homes have been designed by architects Brewster Bye and they will be developed by Urban Developments (York) Ltd. Construction is due to start this summer.
Senior Development Project Manager Andrew Black said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Accent. We are really looking forward to starting on site and working closely with Bradford Metropolitan District Council and our partners to bring the scheme forward and create a new, vibrant and sustainable community. Crucially, this development will provide a range of much needed spacious, light and well-proportioned family homes that are also able to offer wheelchair accessible living, so it promises to be highly-sought after.”
Nick Gould, managing director of Urban Developments (York), said: “Securing the go-ahead for this development is a great achievement for everyone involved and we’re looking forward to starting work on site. It’s a great residential area and we’re confident this development of high-quality new homes, that will appeal to a wide mix of residents and families, will become a very popular place to live.”
Mark Henderson, from Brewster Bye Architects, said: “This development will provide local jobs and training opportunities as well as utilising Homes England funding to help deliver the government’s agenda for new homes. We’ve designed the whole scheme around the natural slope of the land, which will create a development that sits comfortably within the existing context of both the site and its surrounding urban environment. The northern part of the development, consisting of 32 homes, has a traditional residential layout and the southern section of the development will be a smaller, mews style, development. The two distinct areas will be separated by a substantial public open space and additional landscaped areas will be a key feature throughout the scheme. These will ensure the development isn’t over dominated by cars and parking, which will significantly enhance its visual appeal and make it a really attractive place to live.”