A NEW estate with almost 100 homes will be built on former agricultural land in Barnsley.

Barnsley Council’s planning board debated a proposal that would see the construction of 95 dwellings on Barnburgh Lane, Goldthorpe.

The developer – Homes by Honey – proposed to build 22 two-bed, 44 three-bed and 29 four-bedroom dwellings.

The eight-acre site would be the housebuilding company’s first development in Yorkshire.

They also agreed to contribute £71,250 towards sustainable travel, £540,000 towards education – due to the predicted need in the area in the coming years across primary and secondary schools – and £153,281 towards green space.

Seven letters of objection have been submitted against the application, the board was told by the presenting officer, with the main issues being, among others, parking and traffic.

The proposal was approved with only two board members voting against it.

Chief executive, Mark Mitchell said: “All the homes will benefit from our proprietary combination of style, substance and sustainability.

“House types have been painstakingly designed to provide buyers with high quality, high specification properties that suit today’s lifestyles.”