Avant Homes to build 143 new homes on former Doncaster school site

HOUSEBUILDER Avant Homes is bringing 143 new homes to Doncaster after securing planning permission from the borough council to transform a brownfield site.

The 12.9-acre site located off Leger Way is the former location of Wheatly Hills Middle School, which has been vacant for 22 years after closing in 1997.

Once complete, the £34 million development, called Furlong Park, will feature a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes across 12 of Avant’s signature housetypes, providing a wide selection of homes for a range of buyers, all less than two miles from Doncaster town centre.

Of the 143 new homes, 37 have been designated as “affordable” housing and will be available through social rent and shared ownership tenures. Development contributions totalling more than £196,000 have been pledged across education, biodiversity offset, a travel plan and open public green space, the company says.

Work is set to begin this month, with the showhomes expected to open in July. The first homes are due to be ready for occupation by October. Overall, the development is expected to take three and a half years to complete and will create up to 125 sales and construction jobs for local people.

Avant Homes Yorkshire Managing Director, Chris Coley, said: “We’re very pleased that planning permission has been granted for Furlong Park, allowing us to be bring 143 high-quality homes to Doncaster. It’s a hugely exciting development, and we’re proud to be bringing a derelict site back to life after more than two decades through the construction of these homes.

“Doncaster is a thriving town and as we’ve seen with previous developments in the area, there is a real demand for attainable, design-led homes for modern family living. The homes at Furlong Park will feature our latest enhanced specification that we’re expecting to prove popular with a variety of homebuyers. We look forward to officially launching the development later this year.”


Main Image: CGI of Avant Homes’ signature homes.


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