Doncaster village could be fast tracked under plan for thousands of new houses


A Doncaster village has been included in a shortlist of areas being considered for new Housing Zones to fast track thousands of new homes.

Harworth is included in the list of 29 areas published by the Government today, which will be whittled down to 10 when a final decision is made.

Each of the 29 areas have bid to become one of 10 housing zones, where it will be easier and quicker to build new homes on brownfield land.

Chancellor George Osborne said: “A key part of our long term economic plan is to build the houses Britain needs so that more families can have the security that comes with home ownership.

“That’s why I’m delighted to announce the areas shortlisted to become the first housing zones in England which, as part of a wider package of measures, will help deliver up to 200,000 new homes on brownfield land.”

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “Getting Britain building is a vital part of our long term economic plan. And, since 2010 we have seen construction on new housing rise to the highest level since 2007.

“Twenty-nine areas across England have now been shortlisted to become one of the first housing zones, to deliver new homes quickly on brownfield land.

“The 10 that are finally chosen will then have the chance to build homes for local communities while continuing to protect the green belt.”