Doncaster gears up for affordable homes second phase
With Willmott Dixon completing work on phase one, 123 further homes are planned for the next stage of the £100m council house build programme.
St Leger Homes will manage the houses. The funds to cover 500 homes were allocated by Mayor Ros Jones in 2021 as part of the borough’s housing strategy for 2020-25.
The first phase began in early 2022 across three sites and has now been completed, with 33 affordable rented homes finished across Toll Bar, Intake and Edenthorpe.
Cllr Glyn Jones, deputy mayor & portfolio holder for housing & business, said: “It is great to reach this landmark stage in the development of our Housing Strategy and the Housing Delivery Plan. This is just the start with more than 500 new homes planned over the next five years.
“We are making a tangible difference to hundreds of Doncaster residents by building quality homes, which are ready to be occupied.
“These homes include the latest energy saving features to address climate change and to make them very affordable to keep warm and are built to meet the needs and wants of residents.”
The developments are a mix of bungalows and family homes designed in-house by the council. All homes have solar photovoltaic panels installed within roof tiles, under-floor insulation and electric vehicle charging points, and are future-proofed for accessibility requirements.
The homes are designed in line with the South Yorkshire Residential Design Guide and national space standards.
Nick Heath, director at Willmott Dixon, said: “After working with the Council to deliver over 400 new homes in recent years, we have built strong relationships in the area and continue to help meet the growing housing needs of the local community.”
The 123 homes in the second phase will be built across seven separate sites.