New Homes Proposed at Yew Tree Farm, Farnley Tyas

The Site

The site relates to approximately 0.69 hectares of land within the heart of the village of Farnley Tyas, 3 miles to the south of Huddersfield. The site comprises the Yew Tree Farm complex of agricultural buildings and existing houses.

The site contains four Grade II listed buildings within the front (north), which are to be sensitively retained and converted. The remaining agricultural buildings – which have reached the end of their useful life – are to be demolished to enable a better, more harmonious scheme to be provided.

The site is within the Farnley Tyas conservation area and abuts the Green Belt to the south. The Church of St Lucius is to the west of the site.

The site is allocated in the Kirklees Local Plan for housing, establishing the principle of development in this location.

What is Proposed?

John Radcliffe and Sons and Farnley Estates are currently preparing a full planning application which will be submitted to Kirklees Council for 18 new homes. The application proposes an exclusive development made up of the conversion of retained listed buildings to form 8 dwellings and the erection of 10 new-build homes.

The proposals represent a sensitive scheme, appreciating the important historic interest of Farnley Tyas and the character of this special village.

The new homes will be two storeys in height and designed to be in keeping with the surrounding area, contributing to the character and appearance of the conservation area and adjacent Green Belt.

The development will be accessed from an improved farm access to the north and each home will have its own dedicated car parking.

About the Developer

The scheme is a joint venture between John Radcliffe and Sons (established in 1802) and Farnley Estates, who are local developers and have successfully developed two other farms in the village in recent years. The developers place a great deal of importance on quality and are keen to provide a development that will become an integral part of Farnley Tyas for the future.

Planning Policy

The site is allocated for housing development in the adopted Kirklees Local Plan, which was adopted in 2019. This establishes the principle for suitable development in this location, which will be assessed against all the relevant Local Plan Policies as part of the planning submission.

At a local level, Kirklees Council requires all new development to make a positive contribution to the environment and amenity of its locality by virtue of high-quality design, layout and landscaping.

The proposed development will help to improve and enhance the Yew Tree Farm site 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.

The application will also be supported by planning drawings as well as the following reports:

  • Design and Access Statement
  • Statement of Community Involvement
  • Detailed Landscape Proposals
  • Heritage Assessment
  • Transport Assessment and Travel Plan
  • Ecological Appraisal
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessment
  • Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Assessment
  • Ground Investigation report
What Happens Next?

Thank you for visiting this consultation website.

We welcome your views and comments on these proposals, please send these directly to us by email:

The deadline for comments is 9th June 2021. A full planning application will be submitted shortly afterwards.

Once the planning application is submitted and validated by the Council, you will also have the opportunity to send your comments directly to Kirklees Council via their Public Access website.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Your feedback and comments are appreciated.



Yew Tree Farm, Farnley Tyas


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