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English: Balby is a suburb of Doncaster located to the south-west of the borough in the north of England. It is home to the former secondary school, now sports college Balby Carr. The area of Balby stretches south of the town centre from the Balby Bridge area to Loversall, a small village bordering the new Woodfield Plantation residential development (which is still Balby despite what the residents may like to think) which is still expanding eastwards towards the Lakeside Village retail park. The area has a mixture of housing that has developed in accordance with growth patterns of other similar sized towns, with Victorian terraced housing nearer to the town centre and post-war built suburbs. The range of housing stock available means that there is a wide disarity in the socio-economic profile of the area with pockets of relative affluence of the newer suburbs seemingly juxtaposed with poorer areas, often social housing. Much of this social housing consisted of council houses, some of which has been subsequently sold off to become owner occupied under the Conservative Government's "Right to Buy" policy of the 1980s.
Français : La banlieue de Balby se trouve à Doncaster dans le nord-est de l'Angleterre. Dans la ville, il y a un collège de sports, qui s'appelle "Balby Carr Community Sports College". L'émission de la BBC, 'Ouvre toutes des heures', a été filmée sur l'avenue Lister, Balby. Le salon de coiffure de Balby a été converti en magasin pendant la durée du tournage.
suburb of Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Instance of village
Location Doncaster, United Kingdom
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53° 30′ 16.56″ N, 1° 09′ 11.88″ W

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