Wealstun, Thorp Arch, West Yorkshire
Wealstun, north east of Leeds, is a 7.7ha site occupied by a former Prison Officer's Social Club, open space and unused sports pitch, brought forward as part of the Homes England Accelerated Construction programme.
The masterplan delivers new homes, along with much needed community facilities and public open space, and comprises 142 dwellings, a community hall, village green and integrated green infrastructure.
TEP provided planning and masterplanning services, including community and stakeholder engagement which was key to delivery. The team liaised with two local Parish Councils which were proceeding with Neighbourhood Plans and provided graphical outputs and detailed negotiation.
The design includes three development parcels with separate access points to ensure each phase could be delivered independently. Separate vehicular access and continuous pedestrian routes along green links minimise vehicle conflicts while improving recreational walking and cycling connectivity within the site and the wider open space network.
TEP led the multi-disciplinary team with Campbell Reith and provided masterplanning, planning statement, design and access statement, ecology and arboricultural surveys to support a planning application. Campbell Reith consulting engineers managed the process of demolition of the social club buildings and provided ground investigation reports, a drainage strategy and utilities statement. Traffic and Transport reports were provided by Prime with viability and delivery provided by Aspinall Verdi.