Huge land deal with £180m development value completes
Linden Homes East Yorkshire’s land director Matthew Barker and regional managing director Mark Connors at the Beverley site
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 17 Apr 2019
An acquisition deal with a massive £180m development value has been completed on 90 acres of land at Beverley, where 900 new homes are to be built.
It marks the largest acquisition in the history of house builder Linden Homes East Yorkshire, with the south Beverley site being developed jointly with Strata Homes.
It is expected work will start on site this month, beginning with the construction of a new roundabout off Minster Way - with the first homes due for completion early next year.
The scheme will deliver a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes, with a £5m park and ride scheme part of the second phase of development.
Linden Homes East Yorkshire land director Matthew Barker said: “This has been a complicated scheme that has required extensive negotiations with the local authority, land owners and agents over a number of years in order to bring the scheme forward.
Hundreds of new homes will be built south of Beverley Parklands
“East Riding Council granted planning consent for up to 900 units on the site this January.
“This site will deliver a backbone to our business with up to 10 years of development; and is the largest acquisition in the East Yorkshire business’s history.”
Linden Homes and Strata Homes won permission despite concerns about “monotonous speculative housing” and a long wait for the park and ride, which will have a bus link to Flemingate.
East Riding Council granted full planning permission for the first phase of 325 homes, with outline consent for up to 575 homes and other development, including sports pitches and the 500-space park and ride.
New pedestrian and cycle paths will link green spaces and connect to the town. New public open spaces will also be provided.
House types have not yet been released for the Linden Homes development but they could be similar to these
The developers say existing tree belts will be kept and enhanced where possible.
The proposed development site was identified as a key growth area within the adopted East Riding Local Plan to provide a range of land uses including housing, employment, open space, a park and ride facility and associated infrastructure.