Planning permission granted for landmark St Luke’s site

Detailed planning permission was today granted for a total of 226 new homes on the former St Luke’s Hospital site in Kirklees.

The new residential scheme is being brought forward by Pennine Property Partnership, a joint venture between HBD and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. The detailed application was submitted by Avant Homes.

The plans will restore the 22-acre site to positive use, having been vacant for more than eight years.

Andrew Milne, Development Surveyor at HBD, said: “We’re pleased that our plans for St Luke’s have been given the go-ahead today, providing much-needed new homes and supporting the delivery of Kirklees’ ambitious Local Plan.

“Kirklees continues to suffer from an acute under-supply of housing, particularly two and three bedroom homes for young people and families, so it’s positive that these new properties will help to close the gap between demand and availability.”

Work is expected to start on site later this year.

Headquartered in Sheffield with offices in Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London, HBD is one of the most progressive property companies in the UK. The developer is on site with various projects throughout Yorkshire and the wider North, including Markham Vale, its flagship industrial scheme, and the International Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sunderland.