Developer ready to launch 235-home scheme

A housebuilder has confirmed it will be returning to the Barnsley area with a major new development comprising more than 200 homes.

Miller Homes will launch The Fairways development in Wombwell, early in 2023.

Debbie Whittingham, sales director, Miller Homes Yorkshire, said: “This is one of the largest developments that we have had the pleasure of securing for some time and will see 235, two, three and four-bedroom homes, including 14 bungalows, brought to the local community.

“It’s in an ideal location and sits between existing homes and the picturesque Hillies Golf Course and has great access to local amenities and major arterial roads.”

As part of a Section 106 planning agreement, the housebuilder will also invest over £1m in the community.

This will include creation of dedicated areas of onsite public open space, 12 affordable homes, contributions of £176,250 to sustainable travel, £800,000 to education and an off-site contribution for a further public ppen space of £239,270.

Miller Homes has brought the site forward in partnership with Premier Construction Northern Ltd.

Whittingham added: “The styles of homes cater for a range of house buyers from those looking for their first home, those who require more space, or those that wish to downsize.

“By providing a variety of homes, many of which have a designated work from home space, additional bathrooms and open plan living options, our homeowners can find a home that really does suit their needs.”