Residents received the keys to their new homes this week at two council new build sites in Doncaster.
The developments at Fossard Close, Wheatley and Park View, Adwick mark the completion of 124 council-owned homes at 10 sites located across the borough.
The new homes are a mix of one, two, three and four bedroomed apartments, houses and bungalows and form part of the council’s Affordable Housing Programme 2015-18.
They have been built in partnership between Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes, the Homes and Communities Agency and the developer Willmott Partnership Homes.
Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing and Equalities, Cllr Glyn Jones, said: “I am delighted to see young families and older people settling into their new homes as we hand over the keys for the latest council houses.
“We are committed to supporting the development 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. I am proud that we are building quality new council homes that are much needed by families across the borough. We have seen 124 new council homes go up in the last two years and we have two further schemes underway which will provide a further 114 council homes."
Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes of Doncaster said: “I am delighted that this new build programme has provided affordable housing, helping to meet the needs of people in Doncaster.”
The new homes are funded through a combination of Homes and Communities Agency grant and funding allocated from Doncaster Council’s Capital Programme.
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.
The council are already on site with two more schemes at Bristol Grove, Wheatley and Willow Grove, Thorne. These sites will deliver 79 and 35 new homes respectively.