Building work has started on bungalows in Wheatley as part of a scheme to create new quality homes for people across Doncaster.
Work has begun on four bungalows at Fossard Close, on land that was previously used as a depot.
The development is being delivered through the council’s New Build Scheme.
It is one of ten sites which will see 124 new council homes built across the borough which will be a mix of one, two, three and four bedroomed apartments, houses and bungalows.
They are being built in a partnership between Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes, the Homes and Communities Agency and the developer Willmott Partnership Homes.
The new homes are funded through a combination of Homes and Communities Agency grant and funding allocated from Doncaster Council’s Capital Programme.
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones said: “I have been working to support the development of the kinds of housing that people in Doncaster need and want. That means a wide range of quality homes - including affordable housing and council homes - for people of all ages and backgrounds, from young families to older people. I am proud that we are building quality new council homes that are much needed by families across the borough."
Mick Werritt, Director of Property Services at St Leger Homes said: “I am delighted that this new build programme will provide affordable housing, helping to meet the needs of people in Doncaster. The bungalows being built here today will be part of a bigger scheme creating good quality homes for people across the borough, from young families to older residents.”
The council owned properties are part of the Affordable Housing Programme 2015-18 and anticipated completion will be March 2018. St Leger Homes will manage and maintain the homes which will be let at an affordable rent to people who meet the local lettings policy criteria. They will be advertised through the Doncaster HomeChoice website at www.doncasterhomechoice.co.uk.