Templeton Developments, a joint venture partnership between Evans Property Group and Keyland Developments, have submitted plans to Leeds City Council for the construction of a new community on a 170-acre greenfield site within the Aire Valley.
The proposals for the Skelton Gate site, situated to the east of junction 45 of the M1, call for the construction of 1,100 new homes, a school, and a retail centre, including at least one food store. If given the go ahead, it would take a significant chunk out of the council’s housing requirement of developing 6,500 new homes within the Aire Valley by 2028.
The site is approximately 10 km east of Leeds city centre, and will feature open green public spaces, while existing woodland belts will be retained and enhanced. The developers plan to improve the surrounding road network, adding pedestrian and cycle links.
It would be the second major development in the area, joining the £96m Temple Green development, which is part of the Enterprise Zone – one of the biggest areas of regeneration in the North of England.
More than 500 construction and operational jobs will be created if Skelton Gate gets the green light.