Thursday, October 27, 2022

News: 300+ houses set for approval at new North Rotherham development


Plans from a national housebuilder for a 311 home development near West Melton and Brampton are being recommended for approval.

Rothbiz reported in February that Persimmon was looking to build on land off Barnsley Road / Pontefract Road that was a greenfield site allocated for housing in Rotherham's development plan in 2018.

After the allocation, Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estates put the 11.73 hectare site up for sale in 2019.

The full application is for a development that provides a mix of, two, three and four bed dwellings and a range of sizes to meet family needs. In Persimmon's styles, the proposed units are all two storeys in height with the exception of some house types which are 2.5 storeys with a master bedroom provided in the roof space.

The proposal also includes the provision of 25% on site affordable housing units, which equates to 78 dwellings.

The plans are due to be discussed at the next planning board at Rotherham Council, with planners recomending that they are approved, subject to anumber of conditions.

Vehicle access is proposed off Barnsley Road but not Pontefract Road due to the level difference between the site and Pontefract Road, along with the presence of a gas main.

Applicants conclude that the proposed development will not result in a severe impact on the operation of the transport network but objections have come in, including from local ward councillors, raising concerns over an increased volume of traffic in the area.

The planner's report addresses transport issues but concludes that "Whilst it is acknowledged that the proposal would lead to an increase in traffic ... the Transportation Officer does not raise an objection in terms of traffic volumes or highway safety issues."

The proposal includes financial contributions such as £609,451.75 for local education provision, £155,500 for sustainable transport measures, £145,659 towards future demand for sport arising from the development and £45,000 towards the maintenance and or improvement of existing off site play area.

Planners conclude: "The scheme is acceptable in terms of the design and layout, highway safety, provision of open space, drainage, ecology and landscaping as well as other general amenity issues identified above. The scheme is considered to be sustainable and has notable benefits in terms of market and affordable housing provision and associated social and economic benefits arising from such provision. Development in this location will support the ongoing delivery of services and facilities within Wat-upon-Dearne [sic] wider area and provide much needed market housing to meet Local Plan targets for housing development within the Plan period to 2028."

The planning board is due to meet on November 3 to discuss the plans.

Persimmon website

Images: Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estates


Anonymous,  October 27, 2022 at 12:50 PM  

Get apartments built,we can't keep building houses with gardens,were a tiny island and with a very uncertain world only a very very stupid country would build on its farmland,we need to be as self sufficient as possible regards food supplies,also remember the land is for wildlife too not only people!

Anonymous,  October 28, 2022 at 2:28 PM  

Yes, lets build apartments that nobody wants, great idea.

Anonymous,  October 29, 2022 at 1:57 AM  

Well let's build houses that no one will be able to afford and in process destroy valuable farmland and habitat.... sometimes think that some people live in another planet,a planner where everything is all bout them!On continent apartments are the norm and they have far more land to play with.

Anonymous,  October 29, 2022 at 11:18 AM  

We aren’t on the continent though. Do you live in an apartment out of interest?

Anonymous,  October 31, 2022 at 1:11 PM  

Yes I do love in an apartment,and your missing the point"WERE RUNNING OUT OF BUILDING LAND,WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE OUR OWN FOOD THE WORLD IS IN CRISIS,AND WE NEED HABITAT FIR WILDLIFE TOO!For godsake I despair at some people,were on brink of global environmental catastrophe,and your bothered about bloody house's!

Anonymous,  October 31, 2022 at 1:17 PM  

Got to agree ,we are a tiny island and should be looking at more multiple storey apartments,we don't have spare land and even less than they do on continent,where as stated they're much more inclined not ware land on houses.We do need land for food production and wildlife,we also now need land to provide electricity with wind and solar farms,think we do need to look at what properties are built,times have changed and we probably do need to look at how we live.It might not be palatable to not have house and gardens,but it probably is ultimately the way things will go.

Anonymous,  October 31, 2022 at 8:10 PM  

I haven’t missed your point at all, I totally get where you’re coming from and you’re right in what you say. But you’re living on another planet if you think the general public will accept it, they’ve got used to living in a certain way and aren’t going to accept a ‘worse’ standard of living than generations before them. People are selfish and don’t live in the ideal world that you’re hoping for.

Anonymous,  November 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM  

In the 1930s they were building 3 bed semis with 100-150ft+ long gardens, nowadays new housing maybe 15-25ft gardens, and they dont struggle to sell them. We're not talking about tenements of the past with a shared toilet and multiple families per room. Plenty still live in terraced houses, they even built back to back terraces on Waverley 'sky houses. You could have duplex houses, 1-2 floors per household, each get a garden area to front and back, or upper floor has an outside terrace above downstairs.

We just need to think of better ways to use our land, I.e. prioritising brownfield development and then not complain when they do like the new houses and flats in town.

Anonymous,  November 1, 2022 at 12:32 PM  

No your missing point...the reality is they're soon not going to have choice ,when they're sheer magnitude of what's going to happen sinks in,it won't be thinking about your lovely new home what will be on mind it will be will there be food to feed family!

Anonymous,  November 1, 2022 at 3:08 PM  

I haven't missed the point, I totally understand where you're coming from.

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