144 home development to be launched this spring

Construction is underway at a housing development in Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire, ahead of its official launch this spring.

Jones Homes is building 144 new homes on land off Upper Wortley Road, just south of the village centre.

The development, to be known as Wentworth View, will include a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties. A total of 108 homes will be made available for private sale, with the remaining 36 being provided as affordable housing, including 14 starter homes which will be set aside for first-time buyers who meet qualifying criteria and will be available to buy at a discounted price.

A large area of public open space with a play area will be created at the northern end of the site, while there will also be smaller pockets of landscaped open space dotted throughout the development.

As part of the planning agreement for Wentworth View, Jones Homes will inject almost £725,000 into the local community, including contributions of £250,000 towards education, £72,000 towards sustainable travel and around £400,000 in the form of a Community Infrastructure Levy.

The development’s sales and information centre is set to open to visitors this April and the first homes are due to be completed in late 2020.

Jayne Swift, sales and marketing director at Jones Homes Yorkshire, said: “Wentworth View will deliver a range of high-quality new homes in an attractive and convenient location on the edge of Thorpe Hesley, opposite open countryside and with easy access to the M1.

“The development will feature a wide range of house designs, helping to create an attractive new neighbourhood which will enhance the character and appearance of the area.

“Our plans for Wentworth View are the result of extensive consultation with planning officers and local residents and we are confident of delivering a scheme which will meet the needs of the community.

“There has been an overwhelming response from prospective buyers, with almost 1,500 enquiries being made, and we are confident the development will prove to be a success.

“With construction work progressing well on site, we are looking forward to launching Wentworth View and welcoming the first residents into their homes later this year.”