Transformation continues at Thurnscoe development as work begins on 129 new homes

A Development Agreement has been agreed between Barnsley Council and Keepmoat Homes for new homes to be brought to Thurnscoe.

The development named Willow Heights, will bring 129 new homes to the area.

The homes will be a mixture of two and three bedroom houses and bungalows. Of these 109 will be for open market sale, while 20 will be made available for affordable rent through Places for People.

Work has recently started on the site, which is in its second phase of development. The first phase saw Keepmoat create 158 new homes, which sold out in 2015.

Chris Penn, Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat in Yorkshire, said “We are delighted to be working with Barnsley Council and Places for People to continue the development of Thurnscoe and provide much needed new homes in the area.

“Thurnscoe is a fantastic place with a range of amenities in the village and great connections to Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster. The homes built in the first phase were hugely popular and we expect the same for the second phase, especially as we are creating homes to suit a range of needs and budgets, from bungalows to large family houses.”

Keepmoat has worked with Barnsley Council to transform the site at Thurnscoe, which was previously home to prefabricated REEMA properties built quickly after the Second World War. They served their purpose when houses were desperately needed and material supplies were low, but had become low demand and required extensive repairs.

The development of the site at Thurnscoe will transform the area through the creation of high quality, beautiful modern homes and will also include public open spaces and a children’s play area.

Keepmoat will also be building on the work with the local community previously undertaken in the first phase. This will include projects with local schools and the provision of work placements.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Creating more and better housing is one of the council’s priorities, and this site will provide a range of homes for people with different circumstances.

“This is really good news because new homes of various types are needed to ensure that our housing offer meets the needs of those who live, or wish to live, in the borough.”