Consent for £42.7m development to deliver 144 homes and 120 jobs

Yorkshire housebuilder Avant Homes is to bring a further 144 homes to Harworth Estates’ Waverley in South Yorkshire, after permission was granted by Sheffield City Council for a £42.7m development.

The 13-acre scheme will feature a selection of three, four and five-bedroom houses. 17% of the homes across the project will be affordable.

It will be the third development at Waverley by Avant Homes and follows previous sites Sorby Row and Sorby Village, which were launched in 2017.

Located off the Sheffield Parkway, Waverley is Yorkshire’s largest ever brownfield mixed-use development.

Once complete the 740-acre site will comprise up to 3,890 homes, shops, restaurants, a primary school, and leisure and community facilities including parks and 310-acres of green open space.

Initial groundworks on the latest Avant Homes development, named Sorby Park, is due to begin this month with the first homes expected to be ready for occupation in autumn 2021.

The build at Sorby Park will take approximately two and a half years and is set to create 120 jobs across sales and construction.

Avant Homes Yorkshire managing director, Chris Coley, said: “We’re very pleased to have received planning permission to build a further 144 design-led homes at Waverley, which has become a very popular destination to live and work.

“The development is thriving, showcasing brownfield regeneration at its best and we have had sustained success here over the past five years delivering almost 400 homes.

“Demand continues to be high for our design-led product and we are very much looking forward to work commencing on Sorby Park in the coming weeks.”

Avant Homes Yorkshire currently has eight developments under construction, stretching from Menston in West Yorkshire to Waverley in the south of the region.