Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Wetherby
We are working closely with local residents, Leeds City Council and other key stakeholders to develop plans for an exciting new community in Wetherby.
Swinnow Park will be designed and constructed using a ‘fabric-first’ approach and include renewable energy sources to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. With a bid to provide new homes for first-time buyers, as well as property steppers, our proposals includes two-to-five-bedroom homes.
Members of Leeds City Council’s North & East Plans Panel voted in favour of Taylor Wimpey’s reserved matters application at a meeting on 12th January 2023. Outline planning permission for up to 800 homes was granted in September 2021.
The Master Plan
Swinnow Park will also include large amounts of green space - three times the amount required by council planning policy - along with a network of footpaths and cycleways, a nature reserve, community orchards and allotment growing beds, and water features. The ancient woodland area of Cockshot Wood will be retained, enhanced, and protected.
In response to the Climate Change Emergency declared by the city council, there will be no gas boilers used at the development. An innovative communal heating facility will be used to provide hot water and heat to residents.
To meet the local need for school places, Taylor Wimpey will provide serviced land for a new primary school, and Swinnow Park will also feature a new community centre.
Taylor Wimpey will fund a new pedestrian crossing on York Road, providing safe access directly into the centre of Wetherby, and will also put £12 million into improving local infrastructure and facilities through planning contributions.