Westmill Limited sells 10-acre site to Yorkshire Choice Homes

Regional law firm Banner Jones has advised Westmill Limited on the sale of a 10-acre, disused plot of land in Askern, Doncaster.

The family-owned developer Yorkshire Choice Homes, which specialises in affordable, high quality family homes, has acquired the brownfield site for an undisclosed figure.

Planning permission was previously granted for mixed use redevelopment of the land which houses an old sawmill which closed in 2013, including up to 220 dwellings.

Yorkshire Choice Homes will now work to submit a new planning application for residential housing. Aura Residential – Land and Property, a Yorkshire based land and property business, worked with Yorkshire Choice Homes to advise on the acquisition of the land.

Westmill Limited are now progressing with the sale of a further 2 x 10-acre plots of land on the same site.

Ben Couch from Banner Jones’ commercial property team who advised on the deal, added: “This deal brings with it the opportunity to transform a currently disused, derelict site with a view to delivering much needed housing in the local area. “We wish Yorkshire Choice Homes well with their plans for the future which will also create further job opportunities as the remainder of the site is developed, and will undoubtedly be a boost to the local economy.”