A HOUSEBUILDER is asking residents to have their say on detailed plans for 500 homes to be built on Wharfedale green belt.

David Wilson Homes is drawing up detailed proposals for the planned residential development, including open spaces and recreation facilities, such as allotments and play areas, on land off Sun Lane, Burley-in-Wharfedale.

The site has outline planning permission, which has established the parameters of the development and supports the principle of new homes and community facilities on the site.

Before submitting detailed proposals via a reserved matters application to Bradford Council’s planning department for consideration, David Wilson Homes would like to know what the local community thinks of the plans and has launched a public consultation.

Information leaflets, with tear-off freepost feedback forms are being distributed to around 3,000 nearby properties and people can view and comment on the plans on the dedicated website www.davidwilson-sunlane.co.uk.

Mark Jones, Head of Planning at David Wilson Homes, said: “The parameters of the outline planning permission are being closely followed and we would like your feedback on the draft proposal before an application is submitted to Bradford Council later this year.

“The delivery of up to 500 new homes will play a significant contribution to meeting the future housing requirements of Burley and provide large financial benefits to improve local services and facilities, as well as providing land for a new primary school.”

The proposals will include a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties – and 30 per cent affordable homes.

As per the approved outline planning consent, there will be three vehicle access points from Ilkley Road (including a new roundabout) and pedestrian and cycle routes through the development.

David Wilson Homes say the proposals will also “provide carefully considered new public open space across the site, including children’s play areas and biodiversity areas”.

They add: “New allotments for the local community are planned and the natural landscape buffer to the southern edge of the site will be preserved and enhanced. Residents are encouraged to feedback on the proposals before the end of the month, but any comments received after then will still be considered."

Anyone with any queries can contact the development team on 0800 089 0362 or ben@royalpilgrim.com