Plans go in for 60 new homes in Doncaster town

A proposal has been submitted for dozens of new homes on a vacant plot in a Doncaster town.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 3:35 pm
The vacant plot of land in Thorne where the new homes could potentially be built

Dantom Homes want to build 60 properties on land off Millcroft Close/North Eastern Road in Thorne.

The plan includes a mixture of two to four bedroom homes with driveways and access roads off Northfield Drive and Millcroft Close.

New open space will also be created on the site – around 0.5 hectares of triangular portion of land north of the development – equating to 18 per cent of the area.

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The vacant plot of land in Thorne where the new homes could potentially be built

The developer said each unit has a minimum of two designated off-street parking spaces. Some units have frontage parking, some units have tandem parking to the side of the property and some homes have parking located to the rear, and some units have a standalone garage to facilitate some of the space.

Speed reduction measures are also proposed on the highway, in the form of block paving for shared drives and a raised platform area/speed hump in the centre of the site.

The majority of the site is located within Flood Zone 1 on the Environment Agency’s flood charts. The northern portion of the site is located within a Flood Zone 3 area but planners say that area benefits from current defences.

A spokesman for Dantom Homes said: “The development proposal will deliver a number of planning benefits such as a housing scheme which is compliant with local and national policy objectives, compatible land use to surrounding areas and one which generates no adverse impact upon the environment, highway safety or residential amenity.

“There is an opportunity to provide additional public open space in the area, serving both this and adjoining housing sites which is beneficial to the proposed and existing communities.

“This is provision of open market housing and a policy compliant level of affordable housing, with ample living and amenity conditions for residents and provides biodiversity gain on the application site area.

“This is a development by a local house builder, with a considerable number of years experience, who has a proven record of success within the borough for delivering high quality dwellings in a timely manner.”

The application is likely to be considered by Doncaster Council’s planning committee later this year.

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