DETAILED plans and artist impressions of a proposed 500-home development in Darfield have now gone live - and residents are being encouraged to submit their views.

A public consultation event on plans Darfield was held yesterday - and a formal application is currently being drawn up by the developers.

Keepmoat and Saul Homes are hoping to build a total of 467 homes - 267 of which will be built on one plot of land and a further 200 on a second,

The properties would be built south of Doncaster Road - an area of field which is currently used by dog walkers and residents alike.

The first phase of the plan for 267 homes will be overseen by Keepmoat and Saul Homes who are in the process of seeking full planning permission.

This would include areas of open space and will also include the area to the south of phase two - with an outline planning application set to be pushed forward - for a drainage basin.

An event was held at Strawbridges Garden Centre in Darfield yesterday afternoon, where residents had their first chance to see the plans in more detail.

The developers say the new homes will bring ‘quality’ houses to the area whilst also making a number of improvements.

A report said: “This will enhance existing footpaths and ensure properties provide surveillance to those routes.

“This will ensure they are utilised but would avoid antisocial behaviour.

“The plans will protect the amenity of existing residents through increased separation and orientation of plots.

“There will be a strong frontage to Doncaster Road with a segregated pedestrian link within a green route with enhanced planting to the site frontage.

“The development responds to the scale, grain and character of the local area

“There will be improved vehicular access into and around the site and highway improvements proposed to Doncaster Road include a right turn lane to incorporate a pedestrian cycle crossing to link existing network opposite.”

Bosses say they will submit a full planning application to Barnsley Council next month - and urged residents to submit their views in time.

The report added: “Following consideration of all comments from the consultation and the associated review of all technical information, we plan to submit a planning application to the council in July 2024.

“We value the comments and suggestions of local people and businesses, particularly where this helps to refine and improve the development proposal so that the social, environmental and economic benefits are maximised.

“There will be further opportunity to provide comments once the planning application has been submitted and validated however we welcome comments from the community in advance of the formal submission.”

Comments can also be emailed to or posted to 14 Mariner Court, Calder Park, Wakefield WF4 3FL.