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Godwin secures planning for Woodland Rise suburban BTR scheme

Godwin Developments has received planning permission to build the first suburban Build to Rent scheme - Woodland Rise - in Doncaster.

The national multi-sector property developer – Godwin Developments – working with Teakwood Partners Ltd has received planning permission to build the first suburban Build to Rent scheme in Doncaster – following a meeting with Doncaster Council’s planning committee.

The proposals put forward were to transform the c. 3.5-acre site on Watch House Lane in Bentley into 60 Build to Rent homes – a mix of two and three bedroom family homes to match the growing demand from both investors and local residents. The brownfield site – which has been vacant for around ten years – is located along Watch House Lane and Fairfield Road.

“We are delighted to have been able to secure planning permission for this site, which has a great potential for redevelopment. We have designed a scheme that has been well received and supported by councillors as well as by local residents who recognise the need to regenerate it with a high quality residential scheme. We would like to thank them and members of the planning committee in Doncaster Council for assisting us in bringing forward this regeneration development.

Richard Cornes, Managing Director at Godwin Developments

The Build to Rent scheme – called Woodland Rise – is designed to cater to the needs of families looking to rent high-quality professionally managed homes in the local area. It benefits from open play space within the design – as well as access via the Trans Pennine Trail which borders the site to the East. There will also be a range of local amenities that include an infant and junior school, supermarket as well as food and beverage offerings.

The Woodland Rise scheme is a six minute walk from Bentley Train Station, which provides direct services into Doncaster, as well as an easy commute to the cities of Rotherham, Sheffield and Leeds. It’s also well connected by road to the North of England via the M62 and M18, and beyond through the M1 motorway, accessible within 30 minutes.

“Suburban Build to Rent housing is growing in popularity among investors who see a great potential in this asset class. Institutional investors are long-term owners committed to quality living and customer support, providing tenant services such as security, repair and maintenance at a high standard.

“We are therefore confident that Woodland Rise will not only deliver much needed accessible housing for local families, but also attractive opportunities for investors that seek to capitalise on the trend for growing suburban living.”

Richard Cornes, Managing Director at Godwin Developments

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