New brownfield housing development moves forward

A new 237 home development which will transform a rundown site in Rotherham has been approved.

National planning and development consultancy Lichfields has secured consent from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for a brownfield development in Thrybergh.

The site which is owned by the council will include 157 affordable homes and 80 private rented sector properties. Alongside the mix of flats, bungalows, detached and semi-detached houses, will be 11,344sqm of public open space.

Katie Brown, a Senior Planner in Lichfields’ Leeds office, said: “The site has lain vacant since the previous post-war housing was demolished in 2008. Once complete the development will deliver much-needed housing and help regenerate the area and the local community. Prospective residents will be able to apply for housing through the Council’s Housing Register.”

Brown added: “Not may developments of this scale are able to deliver 66% affordable housing, and, when complete, this will be able to provide high-quality homes to many families and residents in the area.”

The development is being bought forward by Engie Regeneration Limited with its partners Great Places Housing Group and Sanctuary Homes, and funded by Homes England.