Plans for 110 homes given the go-ahead

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The second phase of a housing project to deliver hundreds of new homes in Purston has been given the go-ahead.

The 15-hectare area of land off Pontefract Road, east of Featherstone town centre, will see 110 homes built by Taylor Wimpey.

Known as Colliers Court, it will include 77 three-bedroom, 10 two-bed and 19 four-bedroom properties with a mixture of terraced, semi-detached and detached, 30 per cent of which will be classed as ‘affordable’.

The whole site was given outlining approval back in January 2014, and named in reference to the area’s mining heritage.

Despite being a greenfield site it was earmarked for housing under the local plan.

While new houses are required, the second phase of building attracted some concern when the plans were first revealed in December of last year, particularly traffic concerns on Pontefract Road.

Featherstone ward councillor, Graham Isherwood, said at the time: “I never had an issue with the first phase, I was just concerned with what hundreds of homes in total will do.”