Skelton Grange

Planning permission has been granted to build 1,100 new homes and community development on a 170-acre site which sits on Greenbelt land.

Our Templegate Developments joint venture partnership with Evans Property Group, has been granted planning permission from Leeds City Council to deliver a new community of up to 1,100 new homes. In conjunction with new primary and secondary schools, public open space, a local centre, convenience store and associated infrastructure.

The planning consent will facilitate the transformation of Skelton Gate, located to the east of Junction 45 of the M1, into a sustainable mixed-use community development making a significant contribution to the Council’s housing.

Phase one of the outline planning application was initially identified as employment land but under policy for the Aire Valley regeneration area is now proposed for housing. This land was formally allocated for employment in the development plan as land at the time the application was determined.

The development could create over 500 new construction and operational jobs.

As part of the development proposals, Templegate Developments has agreed to transfer those parts of Skelton Lake within the site to Leeds City Council in order for it to manage, in partnership with the RSPB, a new nature reserve.

The adoption of the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan (AVLAAP) has also resulted in the release of a further 700 dwellings at Skelton Gate, making it the first land to be released from the Green Belt since the Unitary Development Plan was adopted more than 15 years ago

Keyland’s Managing Director, Peter Garrett, said “We are very pleased that our collaborative approach to dealing with the local planning authority, Leeds City Council, has allowed the team to secure planning consent for over 1,000 new homes and has unlocked, through the allocation, land for a further 700 homes. The combined housing numbers will allow us to create a sustainable community on this key site and make a significant contribution to meeting the City’s housing needs.”