The new regeneration scheme will see the building of 1,500 new homes and pave the way for new jobs in the building construction industry.
David Curtis, Executive Director at the HCA and Dave Sheridan, Keepmoat’s CEO was joined by other company representatives to ‘cut the sod’ to mark the start of the first phase of the project, which will see the construction of 329 new homes.
172 homes will be developed by Keepmoat Homes, with a further 132 larger homes delivered in partnership with Strata Homes, along with 25 Custom Build plots being built by Fairgrove Homes. The joint development name for the scheme is known as ‘Dominion’.
David Curtis, Executive Director at the Homes and Communities Agency, said: “It is fantastic that the HCA has been able to ensure that new homes will be built by releasing public land and building the link road.
“The development starting today will protect and create jobs, and create a high quality, sustainable mixed community.
“The partners are offering opportunities for new homes for everyone in these times of housing difficulty helping to ensure that there will be homes to buy, rent or even build yourself.”
Councillor Glyn Jones, Deputy Mayor of Doncaster Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “We are delighted that work is to start on the Carr Lodge site. This is a great location for homes which are vitally needed in Doncaster to address a growing population in the town and help plug the housing shortage gap.
“We need to ensure that new developments are providing the right type of homes and the Carr Lodge development will do just that – they will be affordable and with all the features you would expect in modern homes – and with local amenities close by.”