Worksop: Have your say on Manton housing plan

Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings
Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings

Residents and stakeholders in Manton have turned out in force to share their views on the proposed development of an old allotment site in the centre of the area.

It is proposed that the land, which sits between Lincoln Street and Furnival Street and has laid dormant for a number of years, be made available to developers for a housing-led scheme.

As part of the public consultation held two weeks ago, Bassetlaw Council asked residents what types, style and size of housing they would like to see on the site, along with additional services and facilities that may be needed in the surrounding area.

Coun Alan Chambers, cabinet member for housing, said: “It was a fantastic event and we were delighted to see so many residents come out to share their views with us.”

“The planning for this site is in the very early stages and the views and comments of local people will help us to determine its future.”

The final results will shape the council’s proposals the site.

So far, residents appear to favour a council-owned or social housing scheme, predominantly made up of smaller two or three bedroomed, semi-detached properties.

There has also been a call to provide more suitable accommodation of elderly residents in the form of bungalows.

For residents who were not able to attend the meeting, the consultation closes on Friday 24th July and you can participate through an online survey at www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/haveyoursay.