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Hollins Bank

Creating new family homes in Hemsworth

We want to share with you our plans for a development of up to 260 new homes on a site to the north of Hemsworth and the south of Vale Head Park. Our proposals hope to bring forward a development that supports the recognised need for new family homes in the area. It also offers the opportunity to deliver benefits to your local community, economy and environment. You can read our 2023 newsletter here and find our FAQs here.

Our planning application to develop land to build 260 new homes was validated by Wakefield Council in February 2024. The reference is 23/01934/OUT and you can register your support on the Wakefield Council planning portal here or by using the form below.

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Our proposals

Our Hollins Bank project is being brought forward in line with the Wakefield District Local Plan. Our team and various consultants have looked closely at ecology, archaeology, landscape and design which has enabled us to submit a thorough planning application to Wakefield Council for review which could provide a range of social, environmental and economic benefits to new and existing communities.

A concept masterplan has been produced. This features sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) and significant areas of open space and habitat enhancement on the western boundary to maintain ecological connectivity. A key design objective is to enhance pedestrian links for new and existing residents to promote access to leisure and amenity activities at Vale Head Park and Hemsworth Water Park. This will be achieved via green corridors through the site and would provide access to public transport on Wakefield Road. Landscaping and active frontage on Wakefield Road seeks to create an attractive entrance to the town.

Hollins Bank concept masterplan

Why Hollins Bank?

  • The site is identified as a housing allocation in the Wakefield District Local Plan (Site ref: LP21, Land at Wakefield Road)
  • Hollins Bank is a logical northern extension to Hemsworth and is well connected to services, close to schools, shops, railway station and the town centre
  • Hemsworth is an important town in the south east of the Wakefield district which has seen limited new housing growth in recent years, with the provision of new, well designed and energy efficient homes, like Hollins Bank will help communities to thrive and help boost the local economy

Meet Kate Culverhouse

Community relations manager

Kate is the community relations manager for the Hollins Banks proposal. Kate is keen to get to know the local community better, to listen to local views, find out what local priorities are and help maximise the benefits of our proposals for new and existing communities should our planning application be successful.

You can contact Kate via the feedback form or email hollinsbank@banksgroup.co.uk.

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Project timeline

Community consultation

August/September 2023

Outline planning submitted

Early 2024

Outline planning determination

Spring/Summer 2024

Reserved matters planning application submitted

Autumn/Winter 2024

Reserved matters determination

Spring/Summer 2025

Construction works to commence

Winter 2025/Spring 2026

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