Council housing

Berneslai Homes look after around 18,800 council houses on behalf of us. You find out what Berneslai homes do on the their website.

New-build council housing

Since 2011 we've built 180 new council homes. We currently have schemes being built in Bolton upon Dearne, Monk Bretton and Goldthorpe.

The new homes will be let and managed by Berneslai Homes. For letting enquiries contact Berneslai Homes

Billingley View, Bolton upon Dearne

  • 10 x 2 bed semi-detached houses
  • 6 x 3 bed semi-detached houses

The Billingley View scheme is the pilot for the Barnsley Low Carbon Standard new build specification. All of the new houses will be owned by us for social rent and be managed on our behalf by Berneslai Homes.

We've worked with Leeds Sustainability Institute (part of Leeds Beckett University) on the build specification. The properties have been designed to be highly energy efficient and fossil-fuel free to respond to our Zero 40/45 Strategy to reduce carbon emissions.

All the houses will have air source heat pump heating, solar panels with battery back up and electric vehicle charging points.

As the original contractor went in to administration, we've appointed William Birch & Sons Ltd  to complete the work.

Work will resume on site from 24 July 2023 and the properties should be complete by the end of October.

Billingley View

St Michael’s Avenue, Monk Bretton

A mixed-tenure development of 35 homes, providing 16 homes for social rent as follows:

  • 8 x 2 bed houses
  • 2 x 4 bed houses
  • 4 x 2 bed apartments
  • 2 x 2 bed bungalows

These 16 homes will be low carbon, fitted with air source heat pump systems. Works are in progress and will complete in 2023. Our building partner is Esh Construction Ltd.

St Michaels building layout

Market Street, Goldthorpe

Redevelopment of the former market site and car park to provide :

  • 3 x 2 bed bungalows
  • 2 x 3 bed houses
  • 4 x 2 bed houses

Our building partner is O&P Construction Ltd. Works started at the end of January 2023 and will complete in early 2024.

New build houses

More information

For letting enquiries contact Berneslai Homes

Contact us for general enquiries about any new build schemes.