Wakefield-based homebuilder Avant Homes has been given the go ahead on its £60.9m City Fields development, after planning permission was granted by Wakefield Council.
Located just off the A6154, the development will bring 224 new homes to the area and will feature a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes across a selection of Avant Homes’ design-led houestypes.
Work is now underway on the development, with the first homes due for completion in April 2020. The overall build is expected to take just over three years and will create up to 140 sales and construction jobs.
In addition to providing high quality new homes for the area, Avant Homes will also contribute £280,000 towards local transport provision and public art.
City Fields is ideally situated for those that work in Wakefield and commuters alike, with the city and a number of excellent transport links in close proximity. Both Wakefield train stations are nearby, with Wakefield Westgate and Wakefield Kirkgate providing easy access across Yorkshire and to Central London, whilst the M1 is within touching distance.
City Fields is one of 13 developments currently under construction by Avant Homes Yorkshire and its largest to date in Wakefield. Previous successful developments in the area include The Gateway on Bar Lane to the north of the city and Redwood in the nearby village of Crigglestone.
Chris Coley, Avant Homes Yorkshire managing director, said: “We’re very pleased that planning permission has been granted for our City Fields site. It is in a location that is already hugely popular with homebuyers and will be a significant development for us boasting our very latest design-led modern family homes and new enhanced specification.
“We’re expecting the development to prove popular with a wide variety of buyers and look forward to unveiling showhomes in the new year.”
Based in Wakefield, Avant Homes Yorkshire is an operating company of the Avant Homes group, one of the leading private developers of residential property in the UK. It currently operates across 13 sites throughout Yorkshire, stretching from Godwin Vale in Stamford Bridge to Sorby Village in Sheffield.