Invest: Prime housing site

Dewsbury Riverside

Image of Dewsbury Riverside plans

A key site in the West Yorkshire Strategic Place Partnership priorities, the Dewsbury Riverside scheme is allocated in the Kirklees Local Plan for up to 4,000 homes. The site will include the provision of a local centre, community infrastructure and schools. The development is in a prime strategic location within the Leeds City Region, equidistant from the M62 and M1 motorways, and new Ravensthorpe Railway Station shortly to be constructed to the west of the site as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, providing excellent access to Leeds, Manchester and Huddersfield.

Strategic partners Kirklees Council, Homes England, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and Network Rail are exploring funding and delivery partner options to fulfil the sustainable housing aspirations for this site, including the potential appointment of a master developer.   Grant funding options for the delivery of the required infrastructure are being actively considered. An Inclusive Communities Framework is under development, and work is ongoing, led by Homes England to engage the various landowners and stakeholders at Dewsbury Riverside.

On August 23 planning permission was granted to create the main access road into the site and deliver the first 350 homes.  

Presented by

Kirklees Council

Landowner

Several landowners including Kirklees Council

Developer

To Be Confirmed

More information

Dewsbury Riverside Cabinet Report November 2023

Type

Housing, local centre and community infrastructure

Opportunity

Development / Investment

Total
area

395 acres (159.9 hectares)

Image of Dewsbury Riverside plans
Type

Housing, local centre and community infrastructure

Opportunity

Development / Investment

Total
area

395 acres (159.9 hectares)

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