Leeds property news: £6m community chest

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Developer Redrow will invest over £6m in community contributions as it transforms the former Clariant works in Horsforth to provide more than 300 homes.

The windfall for local services forms part of Redrow’s investment in the area. It includes funding for education, public transport, footpath and highways works, improvements to sports fields and associated pavilion, plus the creation of a new play area and allotments.

Planning permission to develop the site was secured in April. This month Redrow began construction work on site to provide circa 330 new homes and hopes to launch sales by Easter.

Speaking from the site, John Grime, managing director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), said: “The Clariant works had been closed for some years before the site was acquired by our sister company Harrow Estates. They cleared and remediated the land and now it’s our turn to help shape the future of the former brownfield site by constructing new homes. We’re excited about the development – work on site has started, bringing with it new jobs, and we’ve already begun building a database of prospective purchasers who are keen to move here.

“Redrow is making a significant investment in the area including community contributions worth more than £6 m, which will benefit those who already live in the neighbourhood as well as the people who buy our new homes.”
* Homes at the development, known as Horsforth Vale, will be sold from two outlets. The Green at Horsforth Vale, featuring two, three and four-bedroom homes (0113 318 0717), and The Limes at Horsforth Vale, featuring larger three, four and five-bedroom homes (0113 318 1148).

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