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.
Although our Hollins Bank project is at an early stage, work has started to allow us to understand what we need to do to prepare our planning application. Looking at ecology, archaeology, landscape and design has enabled us to get to this point.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outline planning submitted
Outline planning determination
Reserved matters planning application submitted
Reserved matters determination
Construction works to commence
Winter 2025/Spring 2026