More student flats are planned for the edge of Huddersfield town centre.

Wortley Development Ltd and Jaguar Estates are seeking planning consent for 60-bed student accommodation and 13 townhouses off Queensgate.

Plans show the development will replace current shops and a gym, but commercial units also feature in the new plans.

The application shows that Kirklees Council owns the land, bounded by Huddersfield County Court, the ring road and Thomas Broadbent’s.

Artist's impression of Wortley Development Ltd & Jaguar Estates' Queensgate homes project
Artist's impression of Wortley Development Ltd & Jaguar Estates' Queensgate homes project
 

The developer says in the application: “The Queensgate development site is a retail park accommodating medium size commercial units which would typically be accessed by car including a pet superstore, wine warehouse and fireplace showroom on Queensgate and a gym/fitness centre fronting onto Chapel Street to the rear of the site.”

It adds: “The scheme represents a direct investment into Huddersfield and wider area; there are clear benefits of further development use on the edge of one of the country’s most prominent and strategically placed towns.

“This will lead to local jobs and investment whilst the residents who live in the development will continue to support the local and regional economy throughout its life.”

Retail units off the Huddersfield ring road on Queensgate.
Retail units off the Huddersfield ring road on Queensgate.
 

The current shops will be pulled down to make way for a new-build five-storey building with retail on the ground floor and 60 apartments for students or young professionals above.

The building will be a similar height to the neighbouring County Court.

The four-storey townhouses will front onto Chapel Street and each will have five en-suite bedrooms with car parking underneath.

The application concludes: “With increasingly high demands being placed on land, the scheme enables the development of a brown-field site into a sustainable use.”

Last month Kirklees councillors approved plans for 504 student flats on Manchester Road, nearby to this proposed development site.

The latest application is open to public consultation at Kirklees Council until July 30.

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