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The first of nearly 400 homes on a revitalised Doncaster estate will soon be occupied by people on the first rung of the housing ladder.

Peter Davies, Mayor of Doncaster and Coun Barbara Hoyle, cabinet member for Doncaster Council, have officially unveiled a new show home at Keepmoat’s Yew Gardens development on the Granby estate in Edlington.

The three-bedroom Oakhurst house is the first of 387 homes that will be developed on the site, which includes houses, flats and bungalows.

When complete, the site will consist of 271 homes for sale and 116 homes available for rent through housing providers Sanctuary Group and Johnnie Johnson.

New homes available to buy at Yew Gardens start from £84,995 on the First Step scheme, which helps first-time-buyers to get on to the property ladder.

Under the scheme, purchasers need just a 5 per cent deposit, and 80 per cent mortgage.

The remaining 15 per cent of the house price is covered by a loan from Keepmoat, which is interest-free for the first five years.

Also available to view is the Normanby which comprises two bedrooms, a kitchen/diner which leads into a lounge offering access to the back garden through double French doors, and parking.

Mark Knight, new build managing director of Keepmoat, which has a head office in Lakeside, Doncaster, said: “This is another significant milestone for all partners involved in this project.

“The opening of the show home demonstrates how quickly this development is progressing and has been welcomed by local residents who can see the transformation of the development taking place.

“We are very grateful to Mayor Peter Davies and Coun Hoyle and all other partners for their continued support in this development.”

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said: “I am delighted to see this development under way because it will include building more than 100 homes at affordable rents which will be an enormous boon for local people who are unable to get onto the property ladder.”

For more information on the new homes, visit Yew Gardens, off Stubbins Hill, Edlington, between 10am and 5pm Thursday to Monday, call Tracy Burgess on 07814 458194 or visit