Land acquired for 129-home scheme

Yorkshire housebuilder, Avant Homes, has acquired a 14.7-acre site in the village of Carlton, near Rothwell, where it will deliver a £44m development of 129 new homes.

Located on Main Street close to Swithens Farm and Oulton Hall, the development received planning approval from Leeds City Council in March 2022.

Avant Homes is also planning to contribute £1.9m towards local public transport, highways provision, an open green space, and a residential travel plan fund. Approximately 15% of the homes proposed will be dedicated to affordable housing.

Work is forecast to start on the site in Carlton this summer with the development set to include a mixture of one, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

They are expected to go on sale in in August and the first homes are estimated to be ready for occupation in spring next year.

Managing director, Alastair Hart, said: “There is a real demand for high-quality new-build homes in southwest Leeds and at Avant Homes we have a strong, ambitious growth strategy to meet the needs of today’s buyers.

“Carlton and Rothwell are sought-after locations and we are very pleased to have acquired this land to deliver a highly desirable development for buyers. We look forward to initial groundworks getting underway later this summer.”

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