Yorkshire housebuilder Avant Homes has acquired a 14.7-acre site in the village of Carlton near Rothwell where it will deliver a £44m development of 129 new homes.

Located on Main Street the new development received planning approval from Leeds City Council in March 2022.

In addition to providing high-quality homes in Carlton, Avant Homes is also planning to contribute £1.9m towards local public transport, highways provision, an open green space, and a residential travel plan fund. Approximately 15 per cent of the homes proposed will be dedicated to affordable housing.

Work is estimated to start on the site in Carlton this summer with the development set to include a mixture of one, three, four and five-bedroom homes across 14 house designs.

Homes are expected to go on sale in in August with the showhome to follow in early 2023. The first homes are estimated to be ready for occupation in spring next year with the approximate build length of the development to take around three and a half years.

Avant Homes Yorkshire, managing director, Alastair Hart, said: “There is a real demand for high-quality new-build homes in southwest Leeds and at Avant Homes we have a strong, ambitious growth strategy to meet the needs of today’s buyers.

“Carlton and Rothwell are sought-after locations and we are very pleased to have acquired this land to deliver a highly desirable development for buyers. We look forward to initial groundworks getting underway later this summer.”

The land is ideally situated for local education, amenities and leisure in the north of Carlton. The location also provides excellent road links via the M1 and M62 towards Leeds, Wakefield, Pontefract and Bradford.