A PROPERTY developer has submitted planning applications for schemes with a combined total of £34m - in just 30 days.
During November, Lanson Developments tabled applications for the fourth phase of its 1535 The Melting Point development at Firth Street, Huddersfield.
It has also submitted plans for apartments and town houses at the former Springfield Park Hotel in Kirkburton.
And it has unveiled proposals for new apartments at Cullingworth Courts in Dewsbury.
Lanson managing director Joe Cookson said: "Subject to the local authority approvals, 2005 promises to be an exciting year for Lanson."
So far in 2004, Lanson has launched The Outlook at Holmbridge and Equilibrium at Oakes.
Equilibrium, which is a development of flats and new houses at Wellington Mills, has sold more than half of its 123 apartments in less than two months.
Mr Cookson said: "There is talk of a slowdown in the housing market.
"But in the Kirklees area, there is tremendous growth potential with demand far exceeding supply.
"The area is well located for the region's major cities and the properties are still affordable with prices being up to 60% cheaper than Leeds and Manchester."
The £6.5m phase four of 1535 The Melting Point will provide 40 apartments on the site of a former listed mill building that was demolished by a previous owner.
It will also include a modern extension on the site of the previous building's boilerhouse and chimney, and house 40 one and two-bedroom apartments.
The Outlook is a £5m development of 22 townhouses with three, four or five bedrooms priced from £199,950.
The £18m Cullingworth Courts development will feature 75 two-bed and 49 one-bed modern apartments with prices starting from £125,000.
The £9.5m development at the former Springfield Park Hotel in Kirkburton will feature 30 one-bed apartments, eight two-bed apartments and 13 three-storey townhouses with prices starting from £89,950.
During November, Edgerton-based Lanson also opened the 1535 Bar Restaurant at The Melting Point and submitted plans for a residents' swimming pool.
It also announced a sponsorship deal with the Lawrence Batley Theatre under which the main stage is to be renamed the Lanson Auditorium.