Green light given to build over 1,000 council and housing association homes in Doncaster

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Cabinet members have signed off a £100 million plan to build more than 1,000 council and housing association properties in Doncaster over the next five years.

Up to another 900 affordable homes will be financed by housing associations, supported by Homes England grant.

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Cabinet member for housing, deputy mayor Glyn Jones, told the meeting the second phase of the Council House Build Programme will include 160 new homes across seven sites which are currently subject to a bid for Sheffield City Region Brownfield Sites Funding.

Coun Glyn Jones, deputy mayor and cabinet member for housingCoun Glyn Jones, deputy mayor and cabinet member for housing
Coun Glyn Jones, deputy mayor and cabinet member for housing

- They include around 20 homes on the former Archives site on King Edward Rd, Hexthorpe.- The former Nightingale School site on Cedar Road, Balby could provide 60 homes.- Another 10 homes on Plantation View in Cantley.- Springfield Avenue, Hatfield will see fives homes.- Barnburgh House site, Edlington where four homes will be constructed.- Moor View, Branton where three homes will be built.- Up to 60 homes on the former depot site in Adwick.

The council will look at providing a more wide-range of homes to meet needs such as more bungalows and look for ‘opportunities for residential developments’ in borough town centres.

Officers are keen to improve green credentials and new homes will have higher energy efficiency standards, use more renewable energy and be better protected against the risk of flooding.

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Mayor Jones said: “We’ve taken the needs of our communities into account and ensure we’re building the right type of properties for people, that we deliver for our elderly and others so we get mixed-developments that are cost effective and meet our climate change ambitions.

“We will be going forward with properties which will meet the demands of our residents for years to come.

“We’ve still got a large number of people on our waiting lists and we’re creating the properties that will become homes for our residents.”

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