Plans for 60 ‘buy to rent’ homes to be built on Doncaster brownfield site

Plans for a new brownfield development site could be the ‘first of its kind’ for Doncaster.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 3:45 pm

Godwin Developments has submitted planning for a development of 60 new build to rent family homes on Watch House Lane in Bentley, Doncaster.

The two and three bedroom homes are designed and built specifically for the rental market.

Richard Cornes, managing director at Godwin Developments said: “Located in a suburban area of Doncaster, the site has been redundant for approximately a decade and is in desperate need of regeneration. The homes feature a robust and simple material palette however the architecture form and expression create interest to the character of the development.

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Impressions of the new homes and community spaces proposed for Watch House Lane, Doncaster.

“Alongside the new homes, our design allows for the provision of a future connection with the Trans Pennine Trail, as this runs parallel with one of the site boundaries, and links with large open space at the heart of the scheme which will instil a sense of community as well as a safe and vibrant place to live.”

Mr Cornes also said that around 177,000 where built in 2017-2018, but, the Government previously committed to delivering 300,000 homes a year by the mid 2020’s.

He added: “As the UK is currently experiencing a housing shortage crisis, this investment will bring much needed quality housing stock to the local area and community.

“This will be our first housing development in Doncaster where we hope to regenerate a former industrial site and reinvigorate the local area with a carefully designed scheme to fit in with the surrounding neighbourhood.”

Impressions of the new homes and community spaces proposed for Watch House Lane, Doncaster