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500 Home development planned for Doncaster site

A new residential development of more than 500 homes could be developed on a site in South Yorkshire if newly lodged plans get the green light.

An outline planning application has been submitted for development at a site at Hungerhill Lane in Doncaster.

WYG has been appointed by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, via Faithful and Gould, to prepare the outline application, with approval sought for details of the points of access at this stage.

The 51.6-acre site currently features a mixture of grassland, vegetation and clearings. It is located about 5.8km from Doncaster town centre.

The proposed development would comprise 542 dwellings with associated public open space, parking, landscaping and infrastructure.

Access points would be created to the north, from Doncaster Road, and south, from Thorne Road.

It has been estimated that the construction of 542 homes could support about 1,680 jobs.

A planning statement submitted as part of the application said: "In economic terms the proposed development will redevelop an underused site in a sustainable location and deliver a high-quality residential development to meet local needs. It will create construction jobs, including training opportunities, both directly and in the supply chain, and generate significant tax revenue.

"In additional the proposed development will increase the local population which will support local facilities and services.

"Socially, the delivery of housing is complementary to the existing uses within this part of Doncaster. The proposed development will support a strong, vibrant and healthy community by ensuring that new homes are provided to meet the needs of present and future generations through a well-designed environment with accessible services and open spaces."

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