New City Fields Masterplan Framework to be discussed by senior councillors

20/06/2017, PR8583

​Senior councillors are to discuss a new masterplan framework to support the next stage of the City Fields development in Wakefield.

City Fields Framework Masterplan
City Fields Framework Masterplan

​Wakefield Council intends to create approximately 2,600 new homes, parks, retail facilities, and business premises on a 375 acre site stretching from the east of the city from Doncaster Road to Aberford Road.

Members of the Council's Cabinet will be discussing the new masterplan framework, which provides a vision to guide the new development, when they meet on June 27.

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

​Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration at Wakefield Council, said: "City Fields is a very exciting development which will support housing, growth and economic prosperity in our district."

The masterplan will provide guidance for planners, developers and landowners to ensure the new community is well designed, sustainable and achieves the aspiration of improving the quality of life for the local population.

The plan provides information on new homes, business areas and how people will be able to travel around the area on foot, by bicycle, car or public transport. It explains how the area will be developed and shows how streets and open spaces will be connected.  A City Fields Public Art Action Plan sets out the overarching vision for the delivery of public art at City Fields and the key projects that are intended to be developed to create a clear sense of place and community.

The City Fields development has been assisted by the opening of the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road in April. The key transport scheme has unlocked land in the area for development, while the road itself acts as a bypass to the city centre, to reduce congestion and improve accessibility to the area.

Councillors are being recommended to approve and adopt the masterplan framework plan.


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