Plans to build 50 homes for old people in Thorne

Ros Jones.  Picture: Andrew Roe
Ros Jones. Picture: Andrew Roe

Doncaster Council is set to purchase land at Peel Hill to build an old people’s housing development to allow people to remain independent for longer. The decision to purchase the land, estimated to cost up to £566,500, was made at the cabinet meeting.

The decision to purchase the land, estimated to cost up to £566,500, was made at the cabinet meeting.

Doncaster Council already owns a small portion of the site.

Around 50 homes would be built with a start with work expected to start on site mid-2016 and being completed in March 2017.

Councillor Christine Mills, Cabinet Member, said: “This is currently a derelict site. Purchasing the land will enable us to build a much needed, modern extra care facility and enhance the look of the local area too. The extra care homes will help us to support care for older people currently living in and around Thorne as well as the wider borough.”