Consent gained for more than 40 new homes

Kirklees Council planners have voted in favour of a new housing scheme in Slaithwaite, which will see 42 homes built by SB Homes.

The scheme ranges from one to five-bedroom homes, set over one, two and three-storeys.

SB Homes acquired the land three years ago and has been working with Kirklees Council’s planning department to deliver the project – which features in the council’s Local Plan.

Stephen Byram, managing director and founder of the developer, said: “I have lived and worked in the Colne Valley my whole life – it matters to me.

“We feel this development will bring many benefits to the local community: new housing, social housing, contributions to local schools, new footpath links linking Lingards Road to Manchester Road, open space through the site and footpath links throughout the site.”

The company is currently building a scheme of 18 new homes off Gillroyd Lane in Linthwaite and has also recently finished a build-to-rent scheme in Marsden, providing rental accommodation.

Byram added: “We are also pleased to see some of our newly completed commercial premises thriving, including business members’ club, Empire House; Sass Yoga & Wellbeing; Arcade Marsden and Swan House – which features three AirBnBs and five small businesses.

“Our primary aim is to see the Colne Valley thrive, and we look forward to building more high-quality homes at Lingards Road too.”