Acting on behalf of the Sir Robert Ogden Group, Cushman & Wakefield has completed the sale of a development site in Birstall, Leeds with consent for 32 houses.

The 2.6-acre site located off Field Head Lane comprises a former railway cutting that has since been back filled to create a predominantly level brownfield development site. The site is in an established and popular residential area surrounded by housing of varying age and style. It is situated less than half a mile from the village centre of Birstall which has a good range of local amenities.

Following a market testing exercise by Cushman & Wakefield, a sale was agreed to national social housing provider, Stonewater, which is proposing to develop a 100% affordable housing scheme of 32 dwellings.

Phil Roebuck, Partner and Head of Residential Development at Cushman & Wakefield in Leeds said: “We are very pleased to have agreed a sale which will enable reuse of this well-located brownfield site to deliver much needed affordable housing.”

Martin Fox, Regional Development Manager of Stonewater commented: “We are thrilled to complete on this excellent site and continue our ambitious plans delivering affordable housing in the district. Stonewater, a nationwide Housing Association with 1,700 properties in Yorkshire, have an ambitious house-building programme aiming to build 1,000 new homes per year across the country.”

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