Acting on behalf of Countryside, DLP has secured full planning permission to bring forward Doncaster’s largest stalled brownfield regeneration site. The scheme includes the delivery of a range of open market, rental sector and affordable homes, as well as extensive areas of formal and informal open space. The scheme is a partnership with Sigma Capital (Build to Rent element), and Homes England funding is being sought to support the delivery of 26% affordable housing.
The application site is a former railway works located close to Doncaster Town Centre and adjacent to the River Don. Despite a number of previous permissions being granted for the redevelopment of the site, and some remediation works having already been undertaken, viability issues had prevented delivery of housing on the site.
DLP worked collaboratively with the Local Planning Authority and neighbouring residents to develop a scheme which addressed previous concerns regarding contamination and residential amenity. The proposals also had to respond to heightened considerations regarding flood risk, following a major flood event at Fishlake in Doncaster during the application process.
The scheme was considered by Members as part of Doncaster Council’s first virtual planning committee and having satisfied the Committee that matters including heritage, biodiversity and noise had been fully considered, the application was unanimously approved, subject to the completion of a legal agreement.