Homes key to regeneration plans

Impression of what proposed housing development in Carr Lodge, Doncaster could look like
Impression of what proposed housing development in Carr Lodge, Doncaster could look like

Plans have been submitted to Doncaster Borough Council for a new housing development that is aimed to help regenerate the area and have a long-lasting impact on the region.

If approved, the first phase of the £22.6m development will see the construction of 334 homes, which is expected to start in March.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) appointed housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat as its preferred developer in the first phase, which will see the development of 172 homes at Carr Lodge in Doncaster. A further 132 larger homes and 30 self-build housing plots will also be delivered with support from Strata Homes.

Carr Lodge will be Doncaster’s first low-carbon community consisting of 1,500 mixed tenure homes. All homes will be designed to the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 and are designed to be ‘Lifetime Homes’.

The scheme will see a new single carriageway spine road developed to link the roundabouts at either end of Woodfield Way, adjacent to the Tesco supermarket in the south and the Holiday Inn in the north in Balby, Doncaster.

Across the wider development of 1,500 homes, a new main street and village square incorporating shops and a community hall will be developed as well as incorporating other community facilities, a children’s nursery, a primary school, youth club, sports pitches, play areas and a park.

Carr Lodge will include a network of green routes designed to encourage walking and cycling and provide connections to local facilities.

Mark Knight, New Build Managing Director for Keepmoat Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as the preferred developer for the first phase of homes at Carr Lodge and we look forward to working in partnership with the HCA, Strata and a social housing provider to deliver affordable new homes.

“As a local company based in Doncaster, it means a lot to be involved in such a significant, flagship project that will have a long lasting impact on the area. The homes that will be developed in the first phase will be of mixed tenure offering a variety of choice to the highest quality design ensuring that the needs of local families are met.”