FAQ

FAQ

WHO ARE THE DEVELOPERS FOR UNITY?

Unity is a 50:50 joint venture between Waystone and Hargreaves Land.

Waystone is an established construction and development specialist, supported by its parent company C.P. Holdings Ltd. Waystone have extensive experience in the redevelopment of large sites across the region, notably the successful retail, leisure and commercial redevelopment of Glasshoughton Colliery in Castleford, off junction 32 of the M62 motorway. Find out more at http://www.waystone.co.uk

Hargreaves Land is the property development division of Hargreaves Services plc. With its own extensive property portfolio, Hargreaves Land has a proven track record in successfully bringing forward large brownfield sites for redevelopment. Find out more at https://www.hargreavesland.com/

DOES UNITY HAVE PLANNING PERMISSION?

Yes, outline planning was applied for in May 2015 and subsequently granted by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council at Planning Committee in November 2015. It went on to win the Planning Permission of the Year award at the National Planning Awards ceremony.

The full planning application can be viewed by searching reference number 15/01300/OUTA at https://planning.doncaster.gov.uk/online-applications/

WHAT DOES UNITY HAVE PLANNING PERMISSION FOR?

In summary, the outline planning permission secured in 2015 provides for:

A 250 hectares (618 acres) mixed use development

Over 3,000 new homes in a broad range of settings and styles

Over 80 hectares (200 acres) of open space

Over 60 Hectares (150 acres) of commercial development land

Over 2 million sq ft of employment floorspace

New town centre

New school

New offline marina

New transport hub

More information can be found here.

WHAT IS A SECTION 106 (‘S106’) AGREEMENT?

S106’s are legal agreements between Local Authorities and developers that are linked to planning permissions and are also referred to as planning obligations. These agreements are produced when it is considered that a development will have impacts on the local area that cannot be moderated by the use of planning conditions.

DOES UNITY HAVE A SECTION 106 AGREEMENT AND, IF SO, WHAT DOES IT COVER?

Yes.

Our S106 provides for c.£33m of developer contributions towards a wide range of initiatives including bus levy, education, affordable housing, park and ride scheme, pedestrian footbridge, improvements to the Hatfield and Stainforth railway station as well as a new training centre and community forum.

WHEN WILL THE NEW LINK ROAD OPEN?

Planning permission for the new link road off junction 5 of the M18 was secured in 2009. Work started on the new road (which will be called ‘Unity Gate’) in April 2019 and it is scheduled to open in 2021.

WHEN WILL THE FIRST HOUSE BE BUILT?

We are in advanced discussions with various regional and national housebuilders and it is anticipated that the first houses will be built in early 2021.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE FROM A COMMERCIAL PERSPECTIVE?

Unity can accommodate a wide range of commercial uses across the various zones including but not limited to retail, leisure, retirement, healthcare, roadside, offices, industrial, manufacturing, storage and distribution. We will consider opportunities to deliver commercial design and build freehold or pre-let developments from 10,000 sq ft to 1 million sq ft. Contact us directly for more information.

WHAT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND IS AVAILABLE?

Fully serviced development plots in various settings and sizes, as well as a limited number of self-build plots, will become available to housebuilders on a phased basis. Contact us directly for more information.

WHO ARE THE DEVELOPERS FOR UNITY?

Unity is a 50:50 joint venture between Waystone and Hargreaves Land.

Waystone is an established construction and development specialist, supported by its parent company C.P. Holdings Ltd. Waystone have extensive experience in the redevelopment of large sites across the region, notably the successful retail, leisure and commercial redevelopment of Glasshoughton Colliery in Castleford, off junction 32 of the M62 motorway. Find out more at http://www.waystone.co.uk

Hargreaves Land is the property development division of Hargreaves Services plc. With its own extensive property portfolio, Hargreaves Land has a proven track record in successfully bringing forward large brownfield sites for redevelopment. Find out more at https://www.hargreavesland.com/

DOES UNITY HAVE PLANNING PERMISSION?

Yes, outline planning was applied for in May 2015 and subsequently granted by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council at Planning Committee in November 2015. It went on to win the Planning Permission of the Year award at the National Planning Awards ceremony.

The full planning application can be viewed by searching reference number 15/01300/OUTA at https://planning.doncaster.gov.uk/online-applications/

WHAT DOES UNITY HAVE PLANNING PERMISSION FOR?

In summary, the outline planning permission secured in 2015 provides for:

A 250 hectares (618 acres) mixed use development

Over 3,000 new homes in a broad range of settings and styles

Over 80 hectares (200 acres) of open space

Over 60 Hectares (150 acres) of commercial development land

Over 2 million sq ft of employment floorspace

New town centre

New school

New offline marina

New transport hub

More information can be found here.

WHAT IS A SECTION 106 (‘S106’) AGREEMENT?

S106’s are legal agreements between Local Authorities and developers that are linked to planning permissions and are also referred to as planning obligations. These agreements are produced when it is considered that a development will have impacts on the local area that cannot be moderated by the use of planning conditions.

DOES UNITY HAVE A SECTION 106 AGREEMENT AND, IF SO, WHAT DOES IT COVER?

Yes.

Our S106 provides for c.£33m of developer contributions towards a wide range of initiatives including bus levy, education, affordable housing, park and ride scheme, pedestrian footbridge, improvements to the Hatfield and Stainforth railway station as well as a new training centre and community forum.

WHEN WILL THE NEW LINK ROAD OPEN?

Planning permission for the new link road off junction 5 of the M18 was secured in 2009. Work started on the new road (which will be called ‘Unity Gate’) in April 2019 and it is scheduled to open in 2021.

WHEN WILL THE FIRST HOUSE BE BUILT?

We are in advanced discussions with various regional and national housebuilders and it is anticipated that the first houses will be built in early 2021.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE FROM A COMMERCIAL PERSPECTIVE?

Unity can accommodate a wide range of commercial uses across the various zones including but not limited to retail, leisure, retirement, healthcare, roadside, offices, industrial, manufacturing, storage and distribution. We will consider opportunities to deliver commercial design and build freehold or pre-let developments from 10,000 sq ft to 1 million sq ft. Contact us directly for more information.

WHAT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND IS AVAILABLE?

Fully serviced development plots in various settings and sizes, as well as a limited number of self-build plots, will become available to housebuilders on a phased basis. Contact us directly for more information.

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