Developer wins consent for 173-home second phase scheme

Avant Homes Yorkshire will deliver a further 173 homes in Waverley with a £49m second phase development, after being granted planning permission as part of the area’s regeneration scheme.

Located off Sheffield Parkway next to Avant Homes’ first phase of homes at its Sorby Park development, the 12.5-acre site was acquired in December last year.

The site was purchased from Harworth Estates, and will be the fourth development at Waverley by Avant Homes, following Sorby Row and Sorby Village, which both launched in 2017.

The wider Waverley scheme is Yorkshire’s largest ever brownfield mixed-use development.

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

Called Sorby Park at Waverley, the latest phase will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes. Of the 173 homes, more than 17% have been designated as affordable housing.

Work is to start on site this winter, with the overall build programme estimated to take about four years. The first homes should be ready for occupation in September.

Avant Homes Yorkshire managing director, Alastair Hart, said: “We’ve had sustained success at the Waverley regeneration scheme over the past five years by delivering more than 400 homes across three developments.

“Demand for new build housing in the area remains high and we look forward to continuing to contribute to the regeneration of this brownfield site with our new phase of Sorby Park.”

Avant Homes Yorkshire currently has nine live developments ranging from Micklefield to Waverley with many more due to start as the business continues to implement its growth plans.

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