L&G plans for modular homes scheme in North Yorkshire

Legal & General Modular Homes has gained planning consent to deliver 154 homes using modular construction at an eight acre site on Portholme Road, Selby in North Yorkshire.

L&G’s factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet in Yorkshire reopened following the COVID-19 lockdown last week, after bringing in social distancing practices.

The company plans to deliver 3,000 modular homes a year by 2024.

Rosie Toogood, chief executive of Legal & General Modular Homes, said: “Using modular construction, Legal & General will be able to deliver high quality homes at a much faster rate than through traditional construction.

“In a post Covid-19 crisis environment, the speed of delivery will be more important than ever before.

“Our journey to revolutionise the UK’s construction industry is well underway, and planning consent at Portholme Road, Selby is testament to this. This scheme, along with our proposals at Bonnington Walk in Bristol, will showcase the benefits of modular construction.

“Achieving planning permission for this Selby scheme is a fantastic milestone for the business, and a major achievement for the team, particularly set against the current backdrop.”

Selby is the first scheme, where Legal & General Modular Homes will deliver a full development proposition from buying land, developing the product, as wellas achieving planning consent through to delivery.

With a standardised approach to manufacturing, quality, efficiency, and productivity is driven up, and costs are driven down.

The Selby development will provide up to 130 jobs across the supply chain, and will see Legal & General Modular Homes recruit a further 50 employees to support the scheme.