Green light for 165 new homes in Langold

A housebuilder has been given the go ahead to build 165 new homes in Langold- which will be available to first-time buyers using the Help to Buy scheme.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 9:43 am

The Gleeson development, known as Firbeck Fields, will see a 18-acre site off Doncaster Road be transformed into two, three and four bedroom semi and detached homes.

Prices are anticipated to start at £132,995 for a two-bedroom home and there will also be an allocation of 25 ‘affordable homes’ on the development.

To further increase the affordability of a home at Firbeck Fields, the Government’s Help to Buy scheme will be available, meaning prospective homeowners will be able to buy with a 5 per cent deposit.

Construction is due to start on the two, three and four bedroomed homes this year.

Andrew Davies, regional managing director at Gleeson said: “We are delighted to be bringing 165 much-needed affordable homes for first-time buyers and key workers to Langold.

"We have had great success in Langold with our previous developments and know that there will be exceptional demand from first-time buyers for these homes.

"We are delighted to be supporting the local area by improving public open space, roads and infrastructure, as well as supporting the community by employing a workforce on site that will be made up of local labour and contractors.”

Gleeson said that Firbeck Fields is in a prime location with many amenities nearby, such as a variety of local shops including a convenience store, pharmacy, post office, doctor’s surgery, and dentist with a supermarket in nearby Carlton in Lindrick.

Bassetlaw Hospital is only a few minutes’ drive from the development and there are a number of primary schools close by, with senior schools in Worksop and Dinnington.

The housebuilder added that it would contribute £95,750 towards public open spaces in the area, and will donate £73,934 towards the Community Infrastructure Levy, which will support the local community in delivering the infrastructure needed to support new homes.

Gleeson will also make a Travel Plan contribution of £5,451 aiming to reduce congestion, noise, and air pollution in Langold.

Construction at Firbeck Fields is set to begin in June 2021, with the first new homes for sale released in winter 2021, and four show homes expected to open in February 2022.

The first new homeowners are expected to move into their home in spring 2022.

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