Avant completed 1,700-plus homes in its last financial year. Credit: via Brand8

Avant plots £20m Normanton development

The housebuilder’s West Yorkshire division has submitted plans to deliver a multi-tenure scheme of  83 homes in Altofts.

Called Altofts Acres, the proposed six-acre development will be located off Wharfedale Drive and consist of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. Eight of the 83 homes will be affordable.

If given the go ahead by Wakefield Council, work is expected to start on site in June, with the first residents inked in to move into their new homes in February 2025.

Avant Homes West Yorkshire managing director, Richard Hosie, said: “We want to provide quality new homes for everyone in popular locations where people want to live.

“Altofts is just such a place. It has a great sense of community and provides residents with easy access to local amenities, Wakefield city centre and the M62.

“We also know there is high demand from people living locally, or thinking of moving to the area, for the type of practically designed, energy efficient new homes that we build.

“Our intention is to build homes at a range of price points that will enable more people to make their next homeowning step a reality, whether a first-time buyer or a family.”

Avant Homes West Yorkshire currently has nine live developments ranging from Wakefield to Waverley with many more due to start as the business continues to implement its growth plans.

The wider Avant Homes Group currently operates across the North of England, the Midlands and Scotland from nine regional operating businesses.

At present, Avant Homes Group employs more than 600 people. In the year to June 2023, the group delivered 1,766 completions.

In November, the group announced the sale of 306 new homes across eight developments to Sigma Capital Group for £59.5m. Four of the developments are in the North East, two in Yorkshire and two in the East Midlands.

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Let’s build more homes in Altofts with absolutely no investment into the infrastructure. The residents of Altofts are already struggling to get a GP appointment, school place and a three year wait for a dentist. Not even mentioning the traffic situation with most of the village roads down to one lane.

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