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Castleford Road Normanton

Benson Lane - off Castleford Road - Normanton - Wakefield - WF6 2HT

We have recived a Resolution to Grant our detailed planning application for 300 units on land off Castleford Road, Normanton

  • Overview

    Our proposals for 300 new homes

    The planning application for 300 new homes on the land off Benson Lane, Normanton received a Resolution to Grant subject to section 106 Agreement at Wakefield Planning Committee on 15 November 2015. 

    If you would like to consider the proposals in more detail then you can download a copy of the masterplan, the sustainability plan and the access/highway proposals on the following links (please note that the scales will not be accurate unless printed at the correct size) - links will open in a new window:

    Updated Masterplan 

    Sustainability Plan

    Benson Lane / Castleford Road, Junction Works

    Benson Lane access proposals

    Ashgap Lane emergency link

    Masterplan with vehicle links

    Street Scenes


  • About the site

    Land off Castleford Road, Normanton

    The site is located to the north of Normanton on Castleford Road and has development to two sides, with Wakefield Council owned Open Space and the M62 creating the other boundaries. It covers approximately 25.5 acres and is currenlty utilised as agricultural land.

    The proposed application site is part of a housing allocation in the Wakefield Sites Specific policies Local Plan (adopted September 2012) and has an allocation reference number HS43 with a proposed development capacity of 550 houses, however the allocated site is larger than the current proposals. On the basis that the site has been allocated, the principle of development has been established on the site.

    The site is in a sustainable location within walking distance of the shops and services on Castleford Road. There are also a number of bus stops located near the site providing regular services.

    Normanton Accessibility Plan With Aerial 160614

    Sustainability Plan (This is available to download from the Overview page) 

  • What's proposed

    Land off Castleford Road, Normanton

    Following discussions with Wakefield MDC and the commencement of our public consultation, we have started to develop a scheme which forms the basis of the planning application.

    The Key Characteristics of this proposal are:

    • 300 new family homes covering a range of types and sizes to meet local needs
    • Surface water drainage pond adjacent to the M62
    • Integration, retention and upgrading of existing footpath network
    • The delivery of a range of community measures as part of the section 106 contributions including a Public Open Space contribution

    We want your views on any element of the scheme proposals as this is what we intend to apply for permission to build.

    Please note that the Masterplan can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Overview page.

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    Castleford Road, Normanton Phase 1 Masterplan

  • Community

    Community Benefits from the development

    The development of land at Castleford Road, Normanton will provide a range of new housing that contributes towards Wakefield MDC's requirement to provide new homes over the next 15 years.

    The project can provide a host of benefits to the local community, such as:

    • A proportion of Affordable Homes to serve a local need.
    • Section 106 payments which may be requested by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council to education facilities, highways and public open space.
    • Employment generation and job creation over the 10 year build period
    • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council would receive an estimated total of £2 million in New Homes Bonus.
    • The development would increase spending with the local shops and services 

    D14 4845 SK05  Phase 1 Masterplan character areas

    Castleford Road, Normanton

  • Updates

    Important Dates

    Proposed opening of sales outlet October 2017

    Proposed roads and sewers to start May 2017.

    January 2017 works to commence on existing sewer diversion.

    October 2016 First phase archaeological trial trenching to commence.

    November 15 2015 - Resolution to Grant planning Subject to section 106 Agreement.

    October 9 2014 - Planning Application submitted - Application number 14/02241/FUL.

    September 4 2014 - Second public consultation event.

    June 26 2014 - First public consultation event.