DAVID Wilson Homes has submitted a reserved matters planning application to Bradford Council for new homes on land off Sun Lane in Burley-in-Wharfedale.

The 63 acre (25.6 hectare) site has outline planning permission, which has established the parameters of the development and supports the principle of new homes and community facilities on this site. This approval was for up to 500 homes and through the detailed design and consultation process this has been reduced to 480.

David Wilson Homes conducted a consultation prior to the application which included the distribution of information leaflets to 3,000 households and a dedicated consultation website www.davidwilson-sunlane.co.uk.

Mark Jones, Head of Planning at David Wilson Homes, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultation process and for the large amounts of comments and feedback we received. This, along with our discussions with other stakeholders and the Council, has shaped the amended masterplan for the site and brought the number of homes down to 480.

“We will continue to work with the Parish Council, and all other stakeholders, throughout the planning and development process.”

The proposals include a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties comprising of a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses with 30 per cent affordable homes.

As agreed through the approved outline planning consent, there will be three vehicle access points from Ilkley Road, including a new roundabout, and pedestrian and cycle routes through the development.

The application further says the proposals will provide carefully considered new public open space across the site, including children’s play areas and biodiversity areas.

New allotments for the local community are planned and the natural landscape buffer to the southern edge of the site will be preserved and enhanced, which has been discussed with Burley-in-Wharfedale Parish Council.

The application also includes 1.78 hectares of land set aside for a new primary school. David Wilson Homes will seek to establish a Primary School Delivery Partnership to include themselves, Bradford Council, free school sponsors, existing schools, the parish council and ward councillors.

The design and delivery of a primary school will be subject to a separate planning application by the organisation or body responsible for delivering it.

To view and comment on the planning application visit https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=R2RMGBDH0IM00&activeTab=summary