Freehold Residential Development Opportunity

Land North of Lower Edge Road / West of Shaw Lane, Elland, West Yorkshire HX5 9PL

We are delighted to offer for sale, this outstanding freehold, residential development opportunity, that benefits from an emerging Housing Allocation (LP0978) for 248 units within the latest iteration of the Calderdale Local Plan, scheduled to be adopted later in 2022/ early 2023. Whilst the allocation indicates a capacity of 248 units, the most recent Masterplans completed for the site (SK04 and 06 July 2022) shows between 196 and 214 units (including 20% affordable) depending on the location and size of the attenuation pond/s. Copies of the Local Plan extract and our own Masterplan can be found in the Plans section of the ‘Documents and Downloads

Elland is a market town located within the area of Calderdale, West Yorkshire. The town is situated to the South of Halifax and is in close proximity to both the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The site itself is located on the Eastern fringe of the town, less than 1.5 Km from the centre and is well served by local amenities including the Old Earth Primary school (adjacent), which is rated OFSTED Outstanding.

As well as regular bus services to the centre of Elland, Rastrick and Brighouse, Brighouse railway station is situated less than 3KM East of the site. Furthermore, a new railway station (located less then 1km west as the crow flies) adjacent to Lowfield Way and the A629 is due to be operational by the end of 2022. Junction 24 of the M62 is approximately 2.2KM to the South West (as the crow flies). The site is centred around Grid Reference SE120215

The Site

The subject site/ allocation extends to approximately 8.3 ha, (20.51 acres) and situated to the North of Lower Edge Lane and to the west of Shaw Lane, on the Eastern fringe of the town. Shaw Lane provides access to the former Calder Brick Works. The site slopes gently from South to North and West to East, comprises of rough pasture and is crossed by a public footpath and a variety of informal paths/walking routes. Electricity pylons cross through the site diagonally in a Northwest/ Southeast direction. The site is bounded by Old Earth Primary School, residential properties and playing fields to the West, the railway line beyond which lies Lowfields Industrial Estate to the North, Shaw Lane to the East and houses to the South of Lower Edge Road.

It is important to note that as part of the proposed development the Southwest portion of the site (Outlined Blue on the main image) is to be gifted to the school (adjacent) to construct a dedicated one-way system and off street car parking to alleviate congestion on Lower Edge Road at peak school run time. In addition to this, the provision of a new classroom which will result in an expansion of existing provision and an increase of out of hours care.

In addition to this we have retained a ransom strip along the Eastern boundary, which can be seen on the TOPO and Location plan on our sales website. Please factor this into any scheme design and don’t plot hard against the red edge, but use the blue edge where appropriate.

A suite of technical and engineering information is available, including an Intrusive Phase 2 SI, Flood Risk and Drainage assessment, Access and Transport assessment and Noise survey. All this technical information can be found in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section.


The allocated land is held within a single ownership. Title Number WYK 938994.


The land is allocated for housing within the latest version of the Calderdale Local Plan, scheduled to be adopted in late 2022 / early 2023, where it is identified as site LP0978 with a capacity of 248 units. The relevant extract of the Local Plan can be found in the Plans section of the Documents and Downloads page of our website.

Tender Process

The land is for sale via informal tender. All tenders are to be received in writing at the following address by noon on Friday 28th October:

First Floor Kenneth Hodgson House,
18 Park Row,
LS1 5JA.

We will accept electronic submissions provided the hard copy is in the post.
All tenders should be accompanied by a proposed layout and a completed bid pro-forma. The latter will be issued to parties on expression of their interest.
We will consider either Conditional or Unconditional proposals.


The land is easily viewable from a variety of access points (including Shaw Lane and Grasmere Drive).


For further information, please contact:

Guy Titchmarsh
Tel: 07946 510 343
     Cerian Soley
Tel: 07384 281 610