A name has been chosen for a major £60 million home, care and retail development in Calderdale – if it gets planning permission to go ahead.
Earlier this summer Crosslee Properties put in a planning application for the 27-acre former Crosslee tumble dryer factory site at Brighouse Road, Hipperholme, and the name will stay at the site if the application is successful.
The developers have revealed the new development will be called Crosslee Park.
The name has been chosen to reflect both the site’s manufacturing heritage and the sustainable, green public spaces it says it will provide for residents of Hipperholme and the development.
These include 4.5-acres of mature woodlands and public open space, as well as a tree and grass-lined pedestrian and cycle ‘green corridor’ route running through the development.
Crosslee Park will also include pedestrian and cycle links with the recently approved Taylor Wimpey development of 91 new homes to the north of the site.
However, campaigners against applications on the site have concerns about the impact a large number of homes in the area will have on infrastructure, not least the nearby traffic-lighted Hipperholme junction and on air quality.
The developers say the proposed development aims to be as sustainable as possible, integrating the latest construction methods and design features with electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at all properties, communal EV charging in car parks and an onsite EV car club for use by residents of Hipperholme and Crosslee Park.
Subject to outline planning consent being secured, Crosslee Park will be able to provide 106 private one to five-bedroom houses, including affordable homes.
There will also be a care home, assisted living accommodation and a McCarthy and Stone retirement village on the site.
In addition, Crosslee Park will deliver around 80,000 sq ft of industrial space in ten units ranging from 2,500 sq ft to 20,000 sq ft, say the developers and there will also be provision for a 19,420 sq ft European food store.
The development company which has submitted the plans, Crosslee Properties, is led by Crosslee chairman, David Ross.
An artist’s impression of the planned ‘green corridor’ at Crosslee Park, Hipperholme
Mr Ross said: “We are completely committed to creating a sustainable community asset for the people of Hipperholme and surrounding areas that will provide them with an excellent place to live, work and relax.
“Our plans for the site have been carefully considered and thoughtfully designed to deliver a mix of uses that will revitalise the site and once more make this location a vibrant and thriving place to be.
“We wanted to remember the heritage of the site, and the fact that locally people still call it Crosslee, along with celebrating what our proposed development will offer in terms of its sustainability, woodlands and public spaces.
“The name Crosslee Park succinctly captures all those elements.
“We are now looking forward to our application being heard by Calderdale Council’s planning committee in due course.”
The masterplan for Crosslee Park is designed by Leeds-based Whittam Cox Architects.
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