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Doncaster Council grants planning permission for bungalows for older people in Woodlands

Doncaster Council’s cabinet has granted planning permission to a development of bungalows for older people in Woodlands.

Land at Edwin Road has been ear-marked for the development of 11 two-bedroom, self-contained bungalows. The homes have been designed to meet the needs of older people and will incorporate energy efficiency and sustainable design features including energy efficient boilers, thermally efficient windows, door and insulation.


The new homes are to be delivered by Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust (JJHT) as part of the council’s ongoing Affordable Housing Programme and will be funded through a combination of Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) grant, funding allocated from Doncaster Council’s Capital Programme and Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust’s own finance.  


Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones said: “We are looking forward to work getting underway on the new housing in Woodlands. The development is part of our commitment to providing good quality, modern housing provision that meets the needs of everyone in our community.


“This is another development which offers suitable accommodation for our increasing ageing population and follows hot on the heels of construction work starting on a high quality extra-care scheme for older people in Thorne last month.”


JJHT will manage and maintain the homes, which will be let at an affordable rent to people on St Leger Homes waiting list and advertised through the Doncaster HomeChoice website: www.doncasterhomechoice.co.uk


Cabinet approved the disposal of the land on 125-year lease at a peppercorn rent to Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust.


A planning application for the new housing is expected to be submitted at the end of March and, subject to the necessary approvals, construction is expected to start August / September 2017.







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