Kirkstall Forge site will eventually have over 1,000 homes

Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has submitted plans for a housing and retail development at Kirkstall Forge in Leeds.

The 57 acre site in the north-west of the city, close to the remains of a medieval abbey, is being turned into a new neighbourhood with 1,050 new homes, 300,000ft² of office space and 100,000ft² of retail and leisure space.

Drawn up by architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the application is for 112 family homes and 23,000 ft² of retail and leisure space.

Building work could start later this year, subject to planning permission being granted.

James Shimwell, head of residential development at CEG, said: “This next phase will deliver a vibrant place for people to live, eat, drink and socialise.

“We have worked extensively with Leeds City Council and our designers to produce a scheme that will deliver the highest quality of contemporary design.”

The first phase of commercial development of the Kirkstall Forge site – a seven-storey office building – is due to complete this autumn.