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Construction of new council houses begins in Doncaster

Councillors, construction bosses and representatives from St Leger Homes at the new council homes site in Balby.
Councillors, construction bosses and representatives from St Leger Homes at the new council homes site in Balby.

Construction work has begun to build dozens of new council homes in Doncaster.

The local authority has earmarked 41 units off Old Lane in Conisbrough and a further 25 homes on Warde Avenue in Balby.

The new council homes will be a mix of two, three and four bed houses and two bed bungalows. The two projects are hoped to be completed by the summer of 2019.

Both developments are being delivered through a partnership between Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes, Homes England and Willmott Dixon.

Funding has come from a Homes England grant and the council’s capital programme.

St Leger Homes will manage and maintain the homes which will be let out to people who meet the local lettings policy criteria.

Coun Glyn Jones, deputy mayor and cabinet member for housing, said: "It is tremendous news that construction work is getting underway on two more important housing developments.

"We have built hundreds of new council homes over the past few years through our dedicated house build programme and work starting on these two new schemes shows our commitment to providing quality homes across our borough which will benefit Doncaster residents."

Peter Owen, managing director at Willmott Dixon, said: “We are honoured to be working on another project with Doncaster Council to deliver 66 homes and marking the start on site.

"This is a great project that is helping to deliver much needed and affordable rented housing to local residents.

"We’ve supported Doncaster Council with the building of over 180 new homes over recent years and are looking forward to continuing to give local residents new places to live.”