Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has submitted three separate planning applications to bring forward new residential accommodation in West Yorkshire.
To the north of Owlcotes Road in Pudsey, Keyland is seeking consent to create a residential development of 12 semi-detached homes on a former Yorkshire Water site which is presently vacant. The scheme has been designed by Edward Architecture to meet local housing needs.
In Holme Village, Huddersfield, plans have been submitted for two neighbouring Grade II Listed barn conversions in the Nether Lane area.
Keyland is seeking consent for the renovation and conversion of a group of vacant buildings at Bartin Farmhouse to create a single home with spectacular character and views over the extensive landscape. Working with Nick Marriott Architects, the approach is to retain the character of the barn and work within the ‘four-walls’ of the existing buildings and to renovate them for the use for which they were originally intended. The adjacent barn will be converted for use as part of the dwelling providing a kitchen area utility space and work-from-home office.
“Properties such as the two barn conversions are presently lying vacant due to being surplus to Yorkshire Water’s requirements and through the planning applications, we are hoping to bring them back into use once again for people with that vision to create somewhere truly unique to live. Additionally, the submission in Pudsey seeks to regenerate another vacant site to meet the housing requirements of the local area with a residential development of 12 new homes.
“We are very fortunate to be in a position to free up both unused land and vacant dwellings to contribute to the region’s housing needs and whilst different in nature, the conversions and new builds all meet a requirement within the regional residential marketplace.”
Luke Axe, Planning Manager at Keyland Developments Ltd
Working with the same architectural team, Keyland is also seeking consent to restore Greaves Barn to form a single dwelling home and ancillary facilities situated in the open countryside. Greaves is located approximately 800m to the west of Bartin Farmhouse along Nether Lane. The simple approach to creating a single home within the existing structure of the building will maintain the character of the ‘farmstead’ dwelling, and as such protect the broader landscape.
Over the last decade, Keyland has secured numerous planning consents to bring back into use unique properties on previously untapped land across the Yorkshire region, resulting in the creation of some of the area’s most spectacular and special homes. The restoration of these vacant Listed properties plays an important role in safeguarding their future.
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