A thriving new


The Skelton Lakes new community will provide high quality living across approximately 30 hectares located within the Aire Valley. Around 1800 residential homes will be built just 5 miles away from all the benefits of Leeds City Centre. Facilities for residents will include primary and secondary ‘through’ schools, a local centre including retail and community hubs and outdoor leisure opportunities with extensive public open spaces and a nature reserve around Skelton Lake.



The former colliery site, Skelton Gate, which in recent years had been used for agricultural and grazing land, as well as areas of landscaping, will be transformed into the new Skelton Lakes neighbourhood.

“It is exciting to be delivering one of Leeds City Region’s most significant regeneration schemes”

Peter Garrett, Managing Director, Keyland Developments

“The creation of the Skelton Lakes neighbourhood is a game-changer and we are proud to be involved in the significant housing delivery”

John Carter, Director, Evans Property Group


The new community is a project with 3 phases and is being driven by Templegate Developments Limited, a joint venture partnership of Evans Property Group and Keyland Developments. Phase 1 incorporates a total of 27 acres and will enable the delivery of a combined 415 homes with building works starting in 2023 by housebuilders Avant Homes and Evans Homes.

Appointed contractor Hall Construction Services is now on-site delivering phase 2 of the scheme, which is funded by a £20M Home Building Fund loan from Homes England. The Homes England loan will fund the delivery of infrastructure and ground preparation works for all phases and phase 2 will deliver over 27 net acres of fully serviced development plots by Spring 2024.

The entire scheme is set to make a significant contribution to the region’s housing targets, in addition to enabling the creation of more than 500 new construction and operational jobs.