Avant Homes granted planning for £49m, 173-home second phase development at Waverley, South Yorkshire

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

Located just 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 new phase will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes and feature 20 of Avant Homes’ design-led housetypes.

Of the 173 homes, more than 17 per cent have been designated to affordable housing.

Work is set to start on site this winter, with the overall build programme estimate to take approximately 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.

The Wakefield-based business is part of the Avant Homes Group, one of the leading private developers of residential property in the UK.

In addition to Yorkshire, the company has five other regional businesses operating within Scotland, north east England, East Midlands, West Midlands and a Central office covering the South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area.