Friday, July 2, 2021

News: Barratt bringing forward another Rotherham site for housing


Barratt Homes is preparing plans to deliver a mix of new homes on land at Wath in Rotherham.

The UK’s largest and best-known housebuilding company is looking at approximately 285 new homes on land at Far Field Lane, off Doncaster Road and close to Wath Victoria Primary School.

Around 24 acres in size, the current agricultural land near Whincover Farm was allocated for housing development in the Council’s 2019 adopted Local Plan, meaning the principle of residential development here is acceptable.

Barratt believes that the development of the site will provide much needed new housing for people in a convenient and sustainable location, whilst contributing to the current and future housing needs in the area.

Currently out to consultation, the plans includ a mix of homes - 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom properties which would be predominantly 2-storeys in height.

Vehicle and pedestrian access would be from Doncaster Road with a "potential future link" to the south.

A planning application is being put together that will include reports to consider potential impacts on matters including (but not limited to) potential impacts on drainage infrastructure; the local road network and junctions and all necessary ecology survey work. They are expected to be submitted to Rotherham Council in the near future.

On its consultation website, Barratt Homes said: "The proposals will contribute to Rotherham’s housing requirements and provide financial contributions to improve local services and facilities, including schools. These detailed plans follow the adoption of the site as a housing allocation in the Council’s adopted Local Plan, meaning that the principle of residential development has been accepted by the Council.

"The site sits on the eastern edge of Wath-Upon-Dearne and is located close to a primary school, as well as various amenities, making this a sustainable site."

Barratt Homes website

Images: Barratt Homes


Ziggy,  July 2, 2021 at 11:14 AM  

Another field goes...

Unknown July 2, 2021 at 10:55 PM  

Its happening all over. Theres thee largest Hermes being built neat me along with housing. We will have no greenbelt left before long.the even knocked down the hedges where birds was nesting. They couldnt give a s....Money talks.!!!!

Unknown July 3, 2021 at 9:17 AM  

End of the 🌎 is another day closer!!!

Anonymous,  July 3, 2021 at 9:51 PM  

There is a shortage of housing throughout the UK so further developments are required, and it is good news for the local economy that investment is being made in Rotherham.

Anonymous,  July 5, 2021 at 10:22 AM  

There is no shortage of housing,I don't see thousands living in shanty towns,plus over 2 million EU citizens have now left so more homes empty.4 houses on my street empty alone .Just greedy developers,making money building wrong type of homes .in a small country short on land,only quality multi storey appartment blocks should be built.Thing councils, government, developers are in a another planet,totally blind to the ecological catastrophe that is happening,a catastrophe that will make the covid crisis look like a Sunday stroll,man dose not learn!

Anonymous,  July 5, 2021 at 10:17 PM  

I agree with your concerns around the environment but would respectfully disagree around your view that there is not a shortage of housing. There are a multitude of articles and documents online from various sources that detail the situation.

Anonymous,  July 6, 2021 at 10:08 AM  

Documents funded by interested parties involved in the destruction and greed!

Anonymous,  July 6, 2021 at 11:59 AM  

I agree more housing is needed in Rotherham but also think more green spaces should be included in schemes.

Anonymous,  July 6, 2021 at 1:20 PM  

Should have to use all brownfield sites first no matter how unattractive they are,but of cause greedy developers won't make money.As said previously ,need multi storey quality appartment blocks,no room for detached homes with gardens .

Mr me July 6, 2021 at 1:23 PM  

Agree we have a council that even wastes land building houses in town centre,when multi storey appartment blocks should be built.With appartment blocks,council would make more money in council tax too.

Anonymous,  July 6, 2021 at 5:06 PM  

There is a need for apartments, but similarly there is a need for housing. Different people have different family sizes and dynamics so apartments are not suitable for everyone. Home builders would not build semi detached and detached homes if there wasn't a demand, and if people cannot find the type of homes they desire in Rotherham they will move elsewhere, negatively impacting the local economy.

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