BARRATT Homes Yorkshire East is to build 200 new houses in Brough in partnership with the Brough South Consortium.

The company will work with the consortium to develop the first residential phase of Brough South, a £200m mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme on the south side of the Hull to Selby railway track.

In total, around 750 new homes will be built as part of the development in four phases over the next decade, ranging from two-bedroom starter homes to detached, four-bedroom executive houses.

Brough South will also include a new primary school, healthcare facilities, a supermarket and non-food shops, family restaurants and a variety of new premises for local businesses, enhancing the thriving East Yorkshire town.

Site access will be via Brough Relief Road, which connects Moor Road in the east of town to the development site. Work on Phase Two of Brough Relief Road started in January this year and is due to finish in October.

Ian Hodges, Managing Director of Horncastle Group PLC, which is acting for the consortium, said he was delighted to announce Barratt Homes as the first house builder on the scheme.

He 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 Brough South development.”

Site preparation work, including work to raise the ground to mitigate the risk of flooding and the provision of utility infrastructure, is due to start soon and is forecast to be complete by June next year.

This will create a serviced site for Barratt Homes to get started on construction in summer 2018.

Mr Hodges said. “We would expect to see rapid progress with the first homes being ready in the autumn or winter 2018.”

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’re ready to start on site once the preparatory works are complete so that we can continue to deliver much needed housing.”