A HOUSING estate in desperate need of regeneration will have nearly an extra 400 homes built on it.
Doncaster Council has signed a development agreement with Keepmoat Homes for the properties to be built on Edlington’s Granby Estate.
Elected mayor Peter Davies said it was one of his high priorities to tackle after residents from the village appealed to him for the estate to be redeveloped sooner rather than later.
Keepmoat Homes has submitted a planning application in a bid to begin building work in the spring of 2012.
Of the 398 homes to be built, 278 will be for private sale and a further 120 for affordable rent.
Mr Davies and the council’s cabinet has also agreed to make funding available to clear the remaning properties on the Granby Estate.
Coun Ray Mullis, cabinet member for housing and Edlington ward councillor hailed the agreement.
He said: “I am delighted to see a Doncaster firm taking forward this vital regeneration, as part of our new approach to neighbourhood investment for our communities.
“It is a credit to see that Doncaster Council can turn a time of great change and challenge into an opportunity to develop and deliver.”