House building set to start soon

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WORK is expected to begin soon to build 176 new properties in the mining town.

Doncaster Council’s cabinet approved the plans by Housing 21 for the development on the site of the former Thompson Avenue and Dixon Road area.

The plans include providing 90 houses for private sale, 52 two-bedroom apartments for adults with extra care needs and 34 two-bed bungalows, a council spokesman confirmed.

Of the 86 properties for people with extra care needs, 49 will be for social rent and supported by housing benefit, 17 for shared ownership and 20 for private sale.

Builders are due to start construction in March with work planned to be completed within three years for the apartments and bungalows and five years for the private sale homes.

Coun Ray Mullis, cabinet member for housing and Edlington ward councillor, said: “These developments are excellent news for Edlington. Not only will they regenerate the area, the work will create quality homes, including homes for social rent.

“Doncaster Council is working with contractors to get this vital redevelopment underway. We are also working hard to provide more new affordable homes in the borough.”