A new housing development in Huddersfield has been shortlisted for the inaugural 2024 Yorkshire Placemaking Awards.

Fold Farm, a prestigious new residential development in Netherton, has been shortlisted for the Development of the Year category alongside six other schemes across Yorkshire.

The high-end housing development, which borders the Netherton Fold Conservation Area, was completed in July 2023 and consists of 19 bespoke homes.

The former dairy farm was developed by local housebuilder Holroyd Homes on what was previously a dilapidated eyesore.

Additionally, the developer has gifted to the local authority a section of land to create a new dedicated footpath and cycle route between Netherton and Meltham which will enhance the local area.



Richard Holroyd, a director at Holroyd Homes, said: “We’re delighted that Fold Farm has been recognised within a very competitive category at these awards.”

He added: “We’re really proud of the Fold Farm development and we feel that it blends seamlessly with the fantastic location.

“Working alongside Kirklees Council, we look forward to seeing the new strategic cycle and footpath facility come to fruition which will provide many benefits to the local community.”

Main image: From left to right: Richard Holroyd, director; Danny Wright, site manager; Carrie-Anne Holroyd, marketing; and Jack Holroyd, director.

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