£22.6m plan to set to build 330 new homes

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PLANS have been submitted to Doncaster Council to create a flagship new £22.6m housing development which will bring more than 330 homes to the region.

If approved, the first phase of the proposed development will see the construction of 334 homes and work is expected to start on site in March.

The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed housing and regeneration specialists 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 three 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 some 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 linear park.

When complete, Carr Lodge will include a network of high-quality green routes, which have been 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.

Alan Beveridge, area manager at the Homes and Communities Agency said: “This planning application is a great start to 2013 – it builds upon our investment of £5m to provide a road so that Keepmoat and their partners can start delivering much need local homes. The mix of house types including some custom build plots will ensure that local people will be able to move into the home they want at a price they can afford.”

The development is expected to take three years to complete.