Luxury homes are to be built on the site of a former school in Roundhay.
Leeds developer Chartford has secured planning permission for nine new properties at Elmete Green, previously home to Elmete Primary Centre.
The housebuilder acquired the land in a £1.2million deal after Leeds City Council sold the 2.6-acre brownfield site.
The specialist developer, which focuses on niche locations, has now started construction on the five-bedroom detached and linked detached homes, which have large plots and are expected to be completed in summer 2017.
The sought-after new estate will be in the catchment area of highly-rated Roundhay School’s primary and secondary campuses.
Chartford Homes managing director Chris Thompson said:
“This is an attractive site in an affluent area of Leeds, close to important amenities including Roundhay Park and Leeds Golf Club.
“The site is also within 550 metres of Roundhay School’s primary campus which will ensure admission to Roundhay secondary school, recently judged ‘Outstanding’ in all categories by Ofsted, and we expect this scheme to appeal to family home buyers wanting to take advantage of this valuable local resource.”