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Spawforths Secures Permission on the former Wakefield B Power Station site

Spawforths, on behalf of Stretton Estates (Wakefield) Ltd, have secured full planning permission for 334 dwellings on the former Wakefield B Power Station site at Wakefield, now recognised as Heathlands at City Fields. The application was approved by Wakefield Council planning committee on the 16 February 2017.

Spawforths have worked collaboratively with Stretton Estates, the Council and HCA over a number of years to bring forward this key brownfield regeneration site.

The residential proposals will be served from the newly constructed Wakefield Eastern Relief Road, which is due for completion in Spring 2017 and will facilitate delivery of the Southern Gateway of the City Fields urban extension to Wakefield.

Spawforths previously worked with a consortium of landowners to secure City Fields as a development plan allocation, which is expected to provide 2500 new homes in total and have already secured planning permission for the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road, the first 500 homes, the initial phase of which is being built by Miller Homes, and 500,000 ft² of employment and commercial space on behalf of Keyland Developments.  The City Fields development is one of the biggest regeneration initiatives ever seen in the City.

The next phase of the Southern Gateway to City Fields is a planned Local Retail Centre, adjacent to Doncaster Road, which Spawforths intend to submit on behalf of Stretton Estates (Wakefield) Ltd in March 2017.

Should you wish to discuss any issues arising from this planning permission, please contact David Rolinson or Gavin Winter.

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