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Andrew Jackson advises on Yew Farm development

We are delighted to have assisted one of our long-standing clients, Huddersfield-based John Radcliffe & Sons, thought to be the oldest development company in the north of England, on the purchase of land at Yew Tree Farm in Farnley Tyas, West Yorkshire. Radcliffe Developments Farnley has already developed 31 houses in Farnley Tyas on two other farms.

The latest farm is 1.5 acres of derelict agricultural buildings, some of which are listed. The development comprises nine individually designed houses and eight tastefully refurbished cottages.  It contains four Grade II* listed buildings, which are to be sensitively retained and converted. The remaining derelict farm buildings are to be demolished to clear space for nine new homes.

John Radcliffe said: – “We are delighted to have approval for our latest proposals for Yew Tree Farm. We have worked closely with Kirklees planners to produce a quality scheme in a Conservation Area that appreciates the important historic interest of Farnley Tyas and the character of this special village.  We hope to be on site in the Spring, with the first houses available for occupation next summer.

“Our development will regenerate Yew Tree Farm by demolishing those agricultural buildings that are no longer fit for purpose, retaining the listed buildings on site for sympathetic conversion, and providing high-quality new homes with appropriate landscaping to create a harmonious scheme within the heart of Farnley Tyas. We are looking forward to working with our buyers to create their new homes. Our agent, Paul Keighley at Bramleys in Huddersfield, has already had many enquiries, and our marketing is about to start in earnest.”

John added: – “Chris Waterhouse works closely with us as an extension of our team.  His involvement enables us to move forward at pace, and we value his commercial input”.

Chris Waterhouse, real estate & property partner at Andrew Jackson Solicitors, added: – “Having worked with John and his team for over 30 years, I wish them every success with Yew Tree Farm. They are an impressive team and have shown their commitment to providing a development that will become an integral part of village life for the future.”

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