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Residents consulted over 72-home housing estate between Silsden and Brunthwaite

Newett Homes has announced plans to build on land at Drabble House Farm in Silsden, with a proposed development of 72 houses near to the new Silsden Primary School.

The land, which would be accessed from Middleway, is described by consultation documents as 'unallocated' and 'outside the green belt'.

It is bordered by the new school site, Hawber Lane, Aireville Crescent and Spring Bank Care Home - and would fill in the gap of housing between Silsden and the hamlet of Brunthwaite.

Leaflets have been delivered to local residents this week by Leeds-based Johnson Mowat Planning which is running a public consultation ahead of the submission of detailed plans by the applicant, Newett Homes, to Bradford Council.

It says the land is designated as 'unallocated white land' in the council's Local Plan, which is currently at the 'preferred options' stage.

Drabble House Farm is currently made up of three agricultural paddocks, separated by dry-stone walls, and a number of buildings and structures associated with the agricultural use of the site. 

Newett Homes says the proposed development would deliver "much needed 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes across a range of well-designed and high-quality dwellings, including maisonettes and terraced, semi-detached and detached properties with heights varying from 1 to 2.5 storeys".

Consultation documents say that 31% of the 72 homes would be 'affordable'

People have until Sunday 18th June at 12noon to comment on the proposals via johnsonmowat.co.uk/public-consultations/middleway-silsden

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