New affordable homes are completed in Branton

Stonewater, one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, has completed the first six homes of a new affordable housing development in Branton on the outskirts of Doncaster. The scheme at Woodlands Walk in Sandhills Way, is being marketed by David Wilson Homes.

The new properties – a two-bedroom home for shared ownership and five one and two bedroom properties for affordable rent – mark the first phase of a development of 20 new affordable village homes which Stonewater is building in Doncaster for local people this year.

To mark the event, Stonewater’s first new tenant Patricia Holmes was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Brian Roebuck, Stonewater Chair of the East & North Operations Committee.

When completed, the 20-home scheme will provide a total of six two-bedroom shared ownership homes and 14 one - and two -bedroom houses including a flat for affordable rent.

Stonewater worked in partnership with Doncaster Council and contractors David Wilson Homes to deliver the sensitively designed village homes which will help to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in the area.

“We’re delighted to be constructing these desperately needed affordable homes for local people in the community. Branton has a real shortage of high-quality low-cost housing and these new homes will help address this problem and enable local people with a strong connection to the area, to live close to their family and friends,” said Stuart Shore, Stonewater Executive Director, East & North Division.

The economical-to-run properties, which have all been built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 low-carbon standard, feature fully-fitted kitchens and bathrooms with allocated parking.

Andrew Taylor, Finance Director for David Wilson Homes, commented: “Here at David Wilson Homes we are committed to supporting the local community and providing quality, much needed homes for local people. We are delighted to support the local council and Stonewater in this vital housing project and feel confident these five star homes will serve the community and local families well for years to come.”

Councillor Christine Mills, cabinet member for housing, said: “I am delighted to see the development reaching this landmark and wish Patricia every happiness in her new home. These new houses are much needed by local families and Doncaster Council is working closely with its partners to deliver more affordable homes across the borough, including new council houses.”