Green light for 1,500 new homes

Paul Robinson, Land Manager for Strata, Alan Beveridge, Area Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency and James Smith, Partnerships Manager for Keepmoat Homes Yorkshire
Paul Robinson, Land Manager for Strata, Alan Beveridge, Area Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency and James Smith, Partnerships Manager for Keepmoat Homes Yorkshire

Plans for a new housing development on surplus public land in South Yorkshire have been given the green light by Doncaster Council.

The council approved the first phase of a £22.6m housing development at Carr Lodge in Doncaster, which is part of an accelerated land delivery programme.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has just appointed housing and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat as developer in the first phase of the project.

Phase one of the scheme will see the construction of 329 new homes, 172 of which will be developed by Keepmoat, with a further 132 larger homes and 25 Custom Build plots also delivered in partnership with Strata Homes, another Doncaster-based company. The scheme will be known as Dominium.

The development will consist of 1,500 homes, all of which will be designed to the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes.

Keepmoat’s Group CEO, Dave Sheridan, said: “The Carr Lodge development will create an exciting new community for people to live and work and we are already receiving a lot of inquiries about the new homes that will be developed here”

Alan Beveridge, Area Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency, added: “This is the culmination of three years’ hard work to provide the roads and services as well as the homes that are needed in the local area. Alongside the 216 homes for sale there will be 66 homes for rent and 22 available to buy on a shared ownership basis, helping to ensure that these new homes will be available to everyone.”

There will be a main street and village square incorporating shops and a community hall will also be developed, with other facilities such as a children’s nursery, a primary school, youth club, sports pitches, play areas and a park.

Carr Lodge will also include a network of high-quality green routes, which have been designed to encourage walking and cycling.