New affordable homes could be built in Fartown

Developer Yorkshire Homes has applied for 13 houses on land off Aquamarine Drive

Artist impression of Red Doles Road development off Aquamarine Drive Fartown.

Plans have been submitted to build new socially rented housing development in Fartown.

Yorkshire Homes have applied to build 13 new dwellings on land off Aquamarine Drive in Fartown and demolish existing buildings.

The plans were submitted to Kirklees Council on August 8 and if approved, would create a new outlook of the storage yard and more positive surroundings for existing neighbouring housing in the area.

The development would comprise of six three-bedroom and seven two bedroom houses and include 22 car parking spaces.

Eleven of the houses would back on to Red Doles Road and the remainder face to the side of Aquamarine Drive.

New landscaping and access roads would be developed to create a self-contained crescent-shape development.

The application reads: “The proposed site layout has been designed to reflect the urban grain of the surrounding area through the use of short and straight sections of highway. Access to the site is located off Aquamarine Drive and the highway design will utilise a mews court arrangement where pedestrians are given priority over vehicles.

Existing site of planned housing development of Red Doles Road Fartown.

“As part of the development it is proposed to re-align a short section of the dedicated cycle route onto Aquamarine Drive.

The proposed residential units are two storeys in height and this scale reflects the surrounding development in the area. The mix of semi-detached and terraced units also responds to the form of the surrounding houses.

“The units are primarily constructed with a reconstituted stone under a pitched concrete tile roof.”

A full ecological report has been carried out and found no areas of wildlife importance on the site. The application is open to public consultation until September 8.

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