Work is underway on a multi-million pound housing scheme to breathe new life into a vacant site in Thorne.
Construction work has begun on the £6.7 million investment to build 73 one, two and three bedroom homes on part of the Willow Estate.
Jephson Homes Housing Association has teamed up with Doncaster Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Ignite Homes to regenerate the site, which has been vacant for the past decade.
The building work will be completed in two stages, with 42 homes finished by March next year and the remainder in 2016.
Stuart Shore, Jephson northern regional director, said: “We’re delighted to get started on this development of high-quality homes for local people.
“This is a key site for regeneration of the area and our plans have been very well received by residents given the high need for affordable housing in the area.” Lisa Jones, HCA area manager, said: “These 71 new homes will make a real difference to residents in Thorne and it is great to see what a difference our investment of £800,000 will make to the local community.”
Peter Dale, director of regeneration and environment at Doncaster Council, added: “This scheme is fantastic news for families.”