20 October 2016
Our Leeds planners provided the town planning advice for two of the winning projects at this month’s prestigious Yorkshire Residential Property Awards.
Keepmoat, Leeds City Council and sustainable communities for Leeds (sc4L) won the Best Regeneration Project award for the £198m Leeds Housing Regeneration Project – a major housing programme that is providing 388 new council homes and 1,295 refurbished homes on over 20 sites in Leeds. The judges were impressed by the community involvement and the thought given to energy efficiency and energy generation via solar PV panels for households that will benefit greatly from reduced fuel bills.
WYG’s Leeds planning team prepared and submitted planning applications to secure reserved matters approval for the new build sites, and full planning permission for the refurbishments. We subsequently discharged planning conditions across the 20 sites. WYG’s geo-environmental and ecological disciplines also provided services for the project.
Mulgrave Properties won the Best Small Development Award for its Oxenby Place scheme in Easingwold. This development has been chosen by the judges for the efforts made to make every property different. This vast mix of styles gives the development very much a village feel. It doesn’t look like the standard housing estate.
Our planners secured planning approval for the 22 new homes. The work included pre-application discussions with the district council to establish a development strategy, key principles, timescales and the scope of the application submission. We carried out community consultation to ensure early resolution once the application was submitted.
WYG also sponsored and presented another of the awards, for Best Innovation.
Nolan Tucker, director of WYG’s Leeds planning team, said: “The Yorkshire Residential Property Awards are a key event in the Yorkshire property calendar. We were delighted not only to sponsor an award but to see our clients’ projects succeed.”
The awards ceremony, held on 13th October in Leeds, was attended by over 500 people.