Date revealed for when first homes in £200m development will be ready
Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, and Michael Glover, agent for the Alma Jordan Group, looking at plans for Brough South when they were first unveiled in 2011
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 4 Aug 2017
Britain's biggest house builder has signed on the dotted line to construct the first homes at a new £200m development in Brough.
Barratt Homes will build 200 houses in the first phase of Brough South, which covers a 125-acre site between the main Hull to Selby railway line and the River Humber.
Due to developed in stages over the next decade, it will be one of the biggest mixed-use developments in East Yorkshire.
The scheme will eventually feature 750 new homes, a new primary school, health facilities, a supermarket, restaurants and new business units.
Site preparation work, including raising ground levels to mitigate the risk of flooding and installing new drainage systems and roads, is due to start soon and is expected to be completed by June next year.
Plan of the new Brough South development
That will allow Barratt Homes to start construction next summer with the first new homes likely to be ready by the end of the 2018.
Ian Hodges, managing director of Horncastle Group, which is acting for the consortium behind Brough South, said: "Barratt Homes is a nationally recognised name and one that is synonymous with high quality, beautifully designed houses.
"We are extremely pleased to have the company on board, and know they will produce homes to a standard befitting of our exciting development."
Peter Morris, development director at Barratt Homes Yorkshire East, said: "We will very shortly be submitting a reserved matters planning application for 200 dwellings that responds to the existing outline consent.
"We are looking forward to working with the council to ensure that the application runs smoothly and that we are ready to start on site once the preparatory works are complete."
New residential properties at Brough South will range from two-bedroom starter homes to detached four-bed houses.
A new relief road being built to provide access to the site is due to be completed this October. It connects Moor Road to the new development.
Around 200 building industry jobs are expected to be created during the construction of Brough South.
Up to 750 people will work there once all the facilities have opened.
The consortium behind the develop includes the Horncastle Group, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Limited, Riplingham Estates and BAE Systems.
The development is bieng part-funded with a loan from the Homes and Communities Agency.