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£16m Doncaster affordable housing scheme given the green light

£16m Doncaster affordable housing scheme given the green light

Planning permission has been granted for a £16 million affordable housing scheme in Doncaster. 

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The development of 126 homes will be delivered by Esh’s affordable housing division in partnership with Together Housing Group, which also owns and manages Lakeside Rise in the town, and Housing 21. 

Together Housing will take ownership of 56 two, three and four-bedroom homes and 10 two-bedroom bungalows for affordable rent, all of which will benefit from front and rear gardens and parking facilities. 

Housing 21 will take ownership of 58 apartments in a three-storey retirement living building and two bungalows. 

Located off Highfield Road, Askern, the development meets an identified housing need in the district whilst the retirement living element will meet the requirements of an ageing population.  

The neighbourhood will be focused around extensive public open space, with the design including footpath links to the surrounding community. A Sustainable Urban Drainage scheme will also be implemented at the development.  

Hilary Brady, Head of Development for Together Housing Group, said: “Together Housing are proud to be partners on this exciting South Yorkshire scheme, that will deliver much needed additional housing options in the area and meet the needs of local residents.  Delivering a variety of new and affordable housing solutions is a leading strategic objective for Together Housing and one that we are committed to, so that the people we serve within our communities are able to live well and thrive.” 

Chris Hale, Estimating Director at Esh Construction, said: “We are delighted to see this scheme which has been long in the making finally come to fruition. The development is a result of a huge effort from the project team and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in getting to this point. Esh Construction has circa £35m of land led projects on site or due to commence, and this represents a strong part of our affordable housing division’s future workload.”  

Geoff Reynolds, Property Development Manager at Housing 21, added: “Housing 21 is a leading provider of Retirement Housing and Extra Care for older people of modest means and we are excited to be working together with Esh Construction, Doncaster Council and Together Housing Group to offer further Retirement Housing in Doncaster.   

“This latest development will provide people over the age of 65 with choice and control over their living arrangements as residents will benefit from having their own front door while having access to communal facilities, such as lounge and garden, offering a safe and secure place to call home.” 

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