11 new bungalows for older people to be be built in Doncaster

Edwin Road in Woodlands.
Edwin Road in Woodlands.
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Eleven new bungalows for older people are to be built in Doncaster after being given the green light by Doncaster Council.

Mayor Ros Jones and her Cabinet gave the go-ahead to the scheme in Woodlands today.

Land at Edwin Road has been earmarked for the development of the two-bedroom, self-contained bungalows for people aged 50 plus.

The homes have been designed specifically to meet the needs of older people and will incorporate a number of energy efficiency and sustainable design features including energy efficient boilers, thermally efficient windows, doors and insulation.

The new homes are to be delivered by Housing Association, Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust (JJHT).

The development, part of the council’s ongoing Affordable Housing Programme, 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. It is anticipated that the new scheme will inject £1.24m investment into the area.

Mayor 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 new homes. The new homes will be let at an affordable rent to people on St Leger Homes waiting list. They will be advertised through the Doncaster HomeChoice website: www.doncasterhomechoice.co.uk
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.