Templegate Developments Limited are currently preparing an outline planning application for the next phase of the Skelton Gate development, which is located on land to the east of Junction 45 of the M1 Motorway, Leeds.  Prior to submitting a planning application to Leeds City Council, we are keen to receive your views on the draft proposals.

The development will comprise of circa 700 dwellings, associated infrastructure, landscaping and public open space.  Full details of the proposal, including indicative plans, can be found on this website and we would encourage you to leave your comments on the feedback page.

Where possible, we will take your comments into account when finalising the proposals for the planning application submission. 

The story so far…

Skelton Gate is a former colliery site which in recent years had been used for agricultural land and areas of landscaping.

The site is located within the Aire Valley, which is identified as a key area for growth in Leeds City Council’s adopted Core Strategy and emerging Site Allocations Plan.  In order to ensure that this major regeneration is delivered, the Council has prepared the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan (AVLAAP) which covers an area of approximately 1,300 hectares.  The Area Action Plan was formally adopted by the Council on 8th November 2017, having gone through an Examination in Public.

The Council is seeking to deliver a minimum of 6,500 homes within the Aire Valley by 2028 and the Skelton Gate site is allocated for residential use with a total capacity of 1,801 dwellings.  Part of the Skelton Gate site already has planning permission for housing however, following the adoption of the Area Action Plan, it is accepted in principle that further land should come forward for residential development on the site.

Existing Planning Permission

Outline planning permission for the first phase of the Skelton Gate development was granted by Leeds City Council on 1st November 2017 and comprises of the following development:

  • Up to 1,100 homes;
  • A local centre including retail and community facilities (up to 1,300m²);
  • A food store (up to 2,000m²);
  • Education facilities including primary and secondary “through” school; and
  • Extensive Public open space and nature reserve around the Skelton Lake.

In approving the application, the Council concluded as follows “the application site lies within a long-established development allocation and it is accepted through the adopted Development Plan that it is an appropriate location for development.  The proposal would be of significant benefit to the wider area, creating much needed housing and employment opportunities as well as regenerating a former colliery site.  The proposals also fully align with emerging policy as part of the AVLAAP which now allocates the site for housing."