Friday, November 4, 2011

News: National housebuilders to kickstart Waverley


Three national housebuilders are to kickstart the massive Waverley development in Rotherham by building the first 250 homes.

The £100m regeneration project on the site of the former Orgreave colliery is the biggest brownfield site development in South Yorkshire and covers 741 acres, an area bigger than Sheffield city centre.

Detailed plans have now been drawn up for phase 1a of an overall development that is planned to create 3,800 homes over a development phase of 20 years.

Leading firms have been secured by landowners UK Coal and their property arm, Harworth Estates. 89 dwellings are planned by Taylor Wimpey, 96 from Barrat Homes and 66 by Harron Homes.

The mix of houses from two bedroom to five bedroom are planned for "Orgreave Greenway" in the south-western end of the site to the north of Highfield Spring and east of the Highfield Commercial land.

The homes are set to be a mixture of 2-3 storey, detached, semi-detached and terraced dwellings and are anticipated to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level Four or equivalent. Around 10% are to be available as affordable housing, a condition of the outline planning permission secured in 2010.

A spokesperson from agents, BNP Paribas Real Estates, said: "This area of the site is currently most attractive to the market and therefore bringing it forward first will ensure the commencement of the wider Waverley New Community development."

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