A farmers’ field in Pudsey could be transformed into a sustainable housing development, WLD can reveal.
Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, aims to develop five sites in Leeds to build houses and use as commercial use to help create 5,680 jobs.
One of the sites earmarked is off Hough Side Road in Pudsey.
Keyland say the site is adjacent to the Whiteley’s farm shop and nursery on Hough Side Road. The site will also be residential only and a formal planning application is yet to be submitted.
The four other sites across Leeds include Dunningley Lane in Tingley, Astley Lane in Swillington, Moor Road in Bramhope and Shadwell Grange in Roundhay.
Keyland say that across the 97.3 acres that the five development opportunities encompass, they will look to deliver not only over 5,000 new jobs but also 560 new homes for approximately 1,288 new residents.
There will also be over 1.1 million sq ft of commercial employment space, unlocking up to £225m gross value added.
Keyland say the developments will align and support Leeds City Council and its ‘Leeds Local Plan 2040′ and will meet the needs of residents, communities and businesses through health and wellbeing, inclusive growth and environmental impact.
The proposals for the five sites have been supported with figures facilitated by Keyland’s ground-breaking Valuation Tool which calculates the value each site adds across six different capitals, in cluding social, natural, human, intellectual, manufactured and financial values.
Luke Axe, Land & Planning Director at Keyland Developments Ltd, said: “The purpose of our Six Capitals Valuation Tool is to deliver added value through creating exceptional developments.
“Traditional measures of value only take into account a proportion of the total impact of a development.
“Sustainable development is at the heart of everything we do, so we take time to thoughtfully understand, measure and manage the impact of our developments and how they can bring the most benefits and value to the region. The delivery of these five developments will significantly support Leeds City Council’s vision and strategic objectives for the region’s future.”
All this cleverly disguises fact that this is Yorkshire Water cashing in ( yet again) on land it was given for NOWT with Thatchers water privatisation. Profits will go off-shore rather than stopping them filling our rivers with sh1t!!
This is about getting more council tax on more like.
There is not a lot of thought for the local residents is there that have been here a long time the valuation of there properties is going down the pan
Everyone paid for there rural home with lovely views and wildlife.
Goes to show there is no loyalty it’s disgusting
Not only that the traffic is getting worse and the rural aspect is getting completely ruined it used to be a lovely place but obviously money talks !!!