Milestone for Doncaster Council’s housing expansion programme

L ro r:_ Mizengo Sikombe, Rider Levett Bucknall, Stuart Kerr, Willmott Partnership Homes, Mick Werritt, St Leger Homes, councillor Charlie Hogarth, Helen Krajnyk, first tenant, councillor Jane Nightingale, councillor Bill Mordue.
L ro r:_ Mizengo Sikombe, Rider Levett Bucknall, Stuart Kerr, Willmott Partnership Homes, Mick Werritt, St Leger Homes, councillor Charlie Hogarth, Helen Krajnyk, first tenant, councillor Jane Nightingale, councillor Bill Mordue.

Doncaster Council’s housing expansion programme has reached a new milestone after the first tenant moved into one of the completed homes.

Willmott Partnership Homes Ltd are building 120 new council properties for the authority as part of the New Build Scheme.

Now, Helen Krajnyk and her family are the first to receive the keys to move into one of 17 new homes being built at Victoria Court in Bentley.

She said: “I can’t wait to move into my new home.”

This is the second of nine sites to be completed. The whole scheme will be completed by 2017 and is funded through a combination of Homes and Communities Agency grants and funding allocated from Doncaster Council’s capital programme.

Councillor Jane Nightingale, Doncaster Council’s cabinet member for housing, said the developments will meet a need for new council housing across the borough.

She added: “I am delighted to see these quality new council homes completed which are much needed by families across the borough.

“The delivery has been a real partnership effort and I wish Helen every happiness in her new home.”

In February 2016, six new homes were completed on Shelley Avenue in Balby and building work is underway for five properties at Croasdale Gardens in Carcroft, 57 homes at Layden Drive in Scawsby and seven properties at Wildflower Close and Whitcomb Drive in Rossington.

Other sites include building 10 properties at Ashwood House in Adwick, 12 homes at Mere Lane, Armthorpe Depot, and six properties at Abbey Green in Dunscroft.

Work will start at these remaining sites over the next few months.

The new properties will comprise of two, three and four bedroom houses, one-bed flats and three bed bungalows.

All will be managed by St Leger Homes, which looks after the authority’s stock of 21, 000 council homes.