Jackson Quarry, Knottingley, Wakefield

Construction of 175 new houses and 2 retail units on the site of a former quarry. These are a mixture of 2, 3 & 4 bed houses, 2 & 3 bed bungalows and 2 bed apartments.

Project overview

The site has to be remediated as there is a large quantity of glass that was tipped in the quarry along with an extensive cut and fill exercise. There is also a large ecology area to be constructed with 4 ponds for great crested newts and to enhance the ecology generally.

To provide an ecology area on the site with a walkway for the development and the surrounding area to use. Whilst the residents on the new development will directly benefit from the habitat area itself, the habitat area can be accessed by anyone in the general public and local community as a walkway through the site from Womersley Road through to Middle Lane or to sit and enjoy the area.

To provide 20% carbon reduction across the site using fabric enhancements to the properties and using/promoting renewable/green technology.


There are many wider benefits for the site if the proposed 175 plot development is completed:

  • The regeneration of the site will see a former quarry which has been left overgrown and unsightly will now be developed to provide housing, which in turn will ensure the materials from the quarry are now remediated and the site is left as non-hazardous and the security the development will offer to the local community by way of natural surveillance will increase. The area itself will no longer be an area for fly tipping and general anti-social behaviour.
  • The site will offer an economic boost to the area as the increased housing will offer increased funding revenue into the WMDC to spend on the local area through increased Council Tax income as well as the local community can attract skilled workers to the local area with improved housing available.
  • The local area will benefit from new and improved housing which the area desperately needs where the homeowners will benefit from reduced heating costs as well as creating a more desirable place to live. Our market research from other developments we have completed or are building at the moment that are close to this site have shown a great number of the sales are from people upgrading from properties in the Knottingley area or very close to the new housing developments.

Project details

Project Lead/Organisation Jackson Quarry
District/ Area Wakefield


Project Status Decision Point 4: Full Business Case
Start and end dates January 2023 – April 2025
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This page was last updated in Q3 2022/2023

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