Holme Valley-based housebuilder Conroy Brook and Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, have secured planning permission for a property development at Ingbirchworth.

The scheme approved by Barnsley Council is the second joint project since Conroy Brook’s appointment under Keyland’s Small Sites Initiative Joint Venture.

The development at Wellthorne Lane will comprise 13 four and five-bedroom detached natural stone homes with associated car parking and landscaping. All homes will be built in traditional Yorkshire stone.

The site lies between Huddersfield, Barnsley and Sheffield with good access to the M1. The rural setting offers beautiful views of open countryside and access to local village amenities and is within walking distance of Ingbirchworth Reservoir.

The Conroy Brook team said work was expected to start next year with first completions towards the end of 2015.

Keyland Developments appointed Conroy Brook as preferred partner under its Small Sites Initiative (SSI) in 2013. The SSI involves the redevelopment and regeneration of surplus and redundant Yorkshire Water sites to bring them back into beneficial use for business and the community.

The joint venture is already delivering results with the first scheme in Sheffield, Forge View, well underway.

Conroy Brook chief executive Richard Conroy said: “We were delighted to be selected as Keyland’s development partner last year. The SSI is moving forward positively and gathering momentum with a number of new projects in the pipeline.

“We are now looking forward to our second joint development in another quality location.”

Peter Garrett, managing director of Keyland, said: “We were delighted to secure planning permission for this site which will provide much needed executive homes in Barnsley. We look forward to working on this and many more schemes with Conroy Brook in the future.”