201-home development in Castleford approved

A Persimmon home

Persimmon’s plans to build 201 homes in Castleford have been approved.

Wakefield Council’s planning committee supported phase two of the Sycamore Gardens development in Whitwood, close to junction 31 of the M62.

60 homes will be transferred to a local housing association offering properties for social rent, as well as intermediate or shared ownership.

Nearly £400,000 will be paid to Wakefield Council via the Community Infrastructure Levy. Another £145,000 will go towards improving local bus stops and bus services in the area.

Each house will be powered by air source heat pumps and have an electric vehicle charging point.

James Parkin, land director at Persimmon West Yorkshire said: “The scheme offers an exciting opportunity to provide much needed family housing in Castleford.

“As well as providing a mix of house sizes for families and downsizers, home owners will enjoy significant areas of green space, cycle routes, play areas and new footpaths.”

Phase two of Persimmon’s Sycamore Gardens scheme in Castleford

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