It was the proud home of Doncaster Rovers for over 80 years – but this is how Belle Vue is expected to look in the future.
Doncaster Council’s planning committee has given its backing to plans to develop the site of the former stadium. Final approval will be down to the Government.
And these artist’s impressions show how the site will appear when builders from Barratt Homes Yorkshire East have completed the scheme to construct 151 news homes on the Bawtry Road site.
Speaking at the meeting Coun John McHale said he welcomed the development to the town.
He said: “We’ve been on a long journey with this site. It took a long time to decide the best use for the site, and during that time it became a blight on the town’s landscape. I’m very glad to welcome the development, the sooner Barratt Homes get started the better.
The development will have an impact on school places, especially in relation to primary school places. The school affected is Lakeside Primary School. In total 32 places are required according to official estimates. The council’s education department say that to accommodate these children a new classroom will be required at a cost of £180,000. Barratt Homes has been asked to pay the money for the new classroom under plans accepted by the council.
A Rovers spokesperson said: “While the club moved from Belle Vue some time ago, it remains a spiritual home for many of our supporters. For that reason, it is great to see that the area is still benefitting Doncaster.”