Further affordable homes delivered as part of diverse development in Doncaster

Together Housing is set to launch its latest development in Doncaster to provide new and affordable housing in the area.
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Work is now underway on the plans for the site in Balby, which have been approved by City of Doncaster Council’s planning committee for a total of 94 properties. Together Housing will deliver the £6.5m development alongside Hoober Urban Partnerships.

Of the 94 units, Together Housing will provide 38 homes available for affordable rent. The units will meet varying demand for 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom houses to accommodate growing families in the area.

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As part of Together Housing’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions in half, all units delivered by the northern social housing landlord will be built with air source heat pumps and solar panels. The gas free site will be delivered in conjunction with the organisation’s Net Zero Team.

Further affordable homes delivered as part of diverse development in Doncaster.Further affordable homes delivered as part of diverse development in Doncaster.
Further affordable homes delivered as part of diverse development in Doncaster.

The remaining 56 properties will be delivered by Housing 21, a national leading provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care, who are also working alongside Hoober Urban Partnerships to deliver a Retirement Living scheme.

The scheme comprising 43 apartments and 13 bungalows, will provide homes for residents over 55 and independent living with a range of on-site facilities such as; a communal lounge and gardens, electric buggy store, activities room and car and bicycle parking.

The scheme will also have presence from an on-site Local Housing Manager.The combination of both affordable homes and a retirement living scheme will expand the offer of new homes to meet a diverse need in the local area. Both elements of the development are also part funded by Homes England.

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Coun Glyn Jones, Cabinet Member for Housing and Business at City of Doncaster Council, said: "As part of our five-year Housing Delivery Plan, we're improving our housing offer for older people. These new homes include state-of-the-art facilities to support older people to live independently within our communities and local residents will benefit massively. These homes will focus on affordable rents and energy efficiency whilst also protecting and enhancing the natural environment through sustainable development.”

Dai Howells, Assistant Director of Development at Together Housing said: “Building foundations for growing families in a sustainable community is at the forefront of our collaborative aims for this exciting development.

“Our ambitious plans with Hoober Urban Partnerships aim to meet a dynamic need for new, affordable housing in Doncaster with a leading focus on renewably sourced energy for each of our homes. With the addition of Housing 21’s plans to develop a retirement living scheme, were eager to embark on this ground-breaking development and set out on what we aim to deliver.”

Bridget Faughnan-Bing, Housing 21’s Development and Delivery Director said: “We are thrilled to be able to deliver another Retirement Living scheme in Doncaster. Working closely with the Local Authority, Hoober Urban Partnerships and Neo Projects, we’ve been able to design a scheme for local people that will help to provide Older People in Doncaster with much needed affordable housing”.

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David Wroe, Director of Hoober Urban Partnerships said: “We are delighted to finally be making a start on this project. It’s our second recent scheme with Together Housing and first with Housing 21, as well as being the first 100% electric & renewable energy scheme we have developed.”

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