Thursday, April 22, 2021

Yorkshire house builder acquires Burley in Wharfedale site

Leeds-based house builder, Chartford Homes, has acquired a prime development site in Burley in Wharfedale that will form a key part of the transformation of the historic Greenholme Mills site into a residential scheme.

The 1.5-acre site was marketed by Dacres Commercial, on behalf of development company, MMR Estates, and has planning permission for 20 three and four bedroom homes as well as six contemporary affordable apartments. Chartford Homes now plans to start work on the development immediately.

Greenholme Mills operated as a successful textile mill from 1790 until 1967, and its location next to the River Wharfe made it the largest water-powered mill in England.

Following this latest land sale, the entire estate will now be fully redeveloped, with MMR Estates already transforming the former mill buildings into a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments, which will launch in September.

Dacres Commercial is part of Yorkshire estate agent Dacre, Son & Hartley and the company’s new homes division has also been appointed by MMR Estates and Chartford Homes to market all the new homes within the development.

Chris Thompson, Managing Director at Chartford Homes, said: “Burley in Wharfedale is a highly sought-after village for homebuyers with good schools, a railway station and a great selection of local amenities. It is also surrounded by fantastic countryside, which this site takes full advantage of with riverside walks on the doorstep, down to Burley in Wharfedale’s stepping-stones and across to Asquith, Denton and beyond.

“We are now looking forward to commencing work on site, with the first homes due to be released for sale towards the end of this year.”

Matthew Brear, senior associate at Dacres Commercial, said: “Completing this sale to Chartford Homes, following a strategically targeted marketing campaign, is extremely pleasing. Chartford’s attention to detail and high-quality finish will complement MMR Estates’ sympathetic redevelopment of the historic mill buildings perfectly.

“The site has the added benefit of being just off the Burley bypass, but it’s just a short, pleasant walk from the centre of Burley in Wharfedale, through the underpasses that cross the A65, as well as being located in a rural area overlooking the River Wharfe and the countryside beyond, which will all make it a fantastic place to call home.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemichaving a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.




Latest news

University of Sheffield spinout company raises £10m to advance stem cell therapy for hearing loss

University of Sheffield spinout company, Rinri Therapeutics, has raised a total of £10 million from investors and the UK Future Fund to advance its...

Progeny extends reach into Scotland with Affinity expansion

Progeny Group is continuing to extend its multi-disciplinary professional services into Scotland with the acquisition of Affinity financial planning practice. A five-strong team, Affinity was...

Bank of England to open to northern hub in Leeds

The Bank of England is set to open a new northern hub in Leeds as part of plans to bolster staff presence across the...

Rising distress for Yorkshire businesses despite gov support

Despite Government support measures designed to avoid mass insolvencies, businesses in Yorkshire and across the UK are experiencing rapidly escalating levels of distress. According to...

Business Revival Grant Fund to open for COVID-hit Lincolnshire businesses

Next week, City of Lincoln Council and West Lindsey District Council will launch a new Business Revival Grant Fund. The grant is aimed at supporting...

German ag machinery manufacturer relocates into £3m East Yorks premises

Grimme, a German manufacturer and supplier of agricultural machinery, has relocated into a £3 million purpose-built premises in East Yorkshire. The £45 million UK turnover...

Related news

University of Sheffield spinout company raises £10m to advance stem cell therapy for hearing loss

University of Sheffield spinout company, Rinri Therapeutics, has raised a total of £10 million from investors and the UK Future Fund to advance its...

Progeny extends reach into Scotland with Affinity expansion

Progeny Group is continuing to extend its multi-disciplinary professional services into Scotland with the acquisition of Affinity financial planning practice. A five-strong team, Affinity was...

Bank of England to open to northern hub in Leeds

The Bank of England is set to open a new northern hub in Leeds as part of plans to bolster staff presence across the...

Rising distress for Yorkshire businesses despite gov support

Despite Government support measures designed to avoid mass insolvencies, businesses in Yorkshire and across the UK are experiencing rapidly escalating levels of distress. According to...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close