Approval recommended for 150-home development

Approval recommended for 150-home development
Image credit: Sten Architecture

A proposed development of more than 150 new homes on a waterfront site in South Yorkshire looks set to get the go-ahead next week (13 October 2020).

Keepmoat Homes, supported by Sten Architecture, submitted an application to Doncaster Council in October 2019 for a site off Lakeside Boulevard.

Planning consent is sought for a total of 156 residential units, comprising terraced, semi-detached and detached houses as well as apartments.

Larger’ landmark’ buildings would be located at key locations on the site.

An area of open space would be retained in the centre of the development.

A design and access statement submitted as part of the application said the proposed development would provide “high-quality residential accommodation and will contribute towards the overall amenity, and sustainability of the area”, as well as creating jobs during construction.

The application will go before the council’s planning committee on 13 October and is recommended for approval, subject to conditions, in an officer’s report prepared for the virtual meeting.

The report said: “The proposal will make a contribution to the delivery of housing (including affordable housing), open space and highway improvements, without having an adverse impact on planning interests including highway safety and residential amenity.

“The development of the site will make a significant visual improvement to the appearance of this prominent site on a main road into the town that has been left un-developed for many years.”

The site, which is owned by the council, is located between the lake on the west side and existing residential development to the east, with Doncaster Leisure Park to the north and a mixed-use leisure and residential development to the south.

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