Homes scheme final phase set

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The final phase of a multi-million pound scheme to create new sustainable homes on the site of a former colliery has been announced.

Keepmoat Homes has been appointed to build the last phase of the Allerton Bywater Millennium Village – a scheme which has seen the transformation of the village’s former colliery, which closed in 1992.

This final £30m phase, on Park Lane, will see the completion of the project to create 520 new environmentally sustainable homes, along with improved local facilities and services, including the refurbishment of the miners’ welfare hall and provision of a multi-use games area and playground.

The scheme, which started in 2006, has been overseen by public body the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Naomi Beckett, area manager of the HCA, said: “This is the culmination of many years of hard work by the HCA, our partners and predecessors, these new homes will complete the scheme and ensure the homes at Allerton Bywater have all been built to the original design code and meet the same very high standards.”

The latest scheme will see the development of 162 two, three and four-bedroom homes for sale and 29 two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom homes for affordable rent.

In addition there will be the creation of 30,000sq ft of commercial development on Park Lane.

Plans will be submitted to the council in October and if successful, work will start next May. The scheme is expected to take five years to complete.