2.6-acre development site snapped up by social housing provider

A development site with planning consent for 32 new homes in Birstall, Leeds has been sold to social housing provider, Stonewater.

The 2.6-acre site, located off Field Head Lane, comprises a former railway cutting that has since been backfilled to create a predominantly level brownfield development site.

Situated in an established residential area surrounded by housing of varying age and style, the site sits less than half a mile from the village centre of Birstall.

Acting on behalf of the Sir Robert Ogden Group, real estate agency Cushman & Wakefield completed the sale to Stonewater, which is proposing to develop a 100% affordable housing scheme of 32 dwellings.

Phil Roebuck, partner and head of residential development at Cushman & Wakefield in Leeds said: “We are very pleased to have agreed a sale which will enable reuse of this well-located brownfield site to deliver much needed affordable housing.”

Martin Fox, regional development manager of Stonewater, added: “We are thrilled to complete on this excellent site and continue our ambitious plans delivering affordable housing in the district.

“Stonewater, a nationwide Housing Association with 1,700 properties in Yorkshire, have an ambitious house-building programme aiming to build 1,000 new homes per year across the country.”

Mark Brearley & Co acted on behalf of Stonewater.