Commercial Estates Group has got the go ahead for a £300m village on a brown field site in Leeds.

Outline planning permission has been given today for the redevelopment of the 56 acre former Kirkstall Forge site in Leeds, which lies just three miles north west of Leeds City Centre.

The application includes the delivery of a new train station linking The Forge to Leeds City centre and the Yorkshire Dales.

The scheme will include 1,385 residential units, 177,800 sq ft of offices, a hotel and community facilities including small shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and a crèche. Over half of the site will be Green space allowing for woodland walks, bicycle routes and community access to the historical site.

CEG has committed £4m to the creation of a new railway station at the site to link with a park and ride facility. A further £3.5m will be invested in new community facilities, highway improvements and footpaths in the local area and the implementation of a robust green travel plan for the site.