Work begins on 164 house scheme

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Development business Countryside has officially started work on site at its first open market development in Yorkshire.

It is launching the development of 164 new homes on the 152-hectare City Fields site in Wakefield. The first completions are expected in July.

Countryside joins a consortium of developers contributing to the new City Fields community, which is anticipated to comprise 2,500 new homes, green space, as well as a variety of shops and local amenities including a school.

Upon completion, the site will feature 115 Countryside three and four-bedroom homes built for private sale, all available through the Government-backed Help To Buy scheme, as well as a further 49 properties made available for affordable housing at Nellie Spindler Way.

Christopher Penn, regional operations director, Partnerships Yorkshire, Countryside, said: “We are delighted to be officially launching our City Fields development here in Wakefield –  which is the first open market development for us in the wonderful White Rose county.

“From the outset we have been committed to ensuring this development not only provides beautiful new family homes but also serves the wider community.

“Our expert team has worked tirelessly to put our extensive experience in placemaking and regeneration into action through the development of City Fields.”

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