Dozens more homes set to be built in Dinnington

Rotherham Council’s planning board is set to approve the construction of 46 new homes in Dinnington.

By Danielle Andrews, Local Democracy Reporter
Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 10:29 am

The site, on land off Swinston Hill Road, is to the west of the land that Taylor Wimpeywas granted planning permission for 157 houses in July 2020.

This scheme, from London company T&J Wilkinson, has been resubmitted, following an earlier application for 35 houses.

A two-storey house at 166 Swinston Hill Road which ‘has fallen into a state of disrepair and is currently vacant and boarded up’, will be demolished to create access to the site if plans are approved.

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The developer has agreed to pay a total of £46,500 in S106 costs to mitigate the scheme, including £500 per house towards sustainable travel, £2,369 towards improvements to a nearby bus stop, £750 towards the installation of a kissing gate on adjacent footpath, £390 per home towards a play park on Swinston Hill Recreation Ground and £2,450 towards maintenance costs.

The developer has also agreed to provide 25 per cent of the homes for affordable housing.

Rotherham Council has received 12 written objections to the plans, as well as two from councillors and one from Dinnington Town Council with 11 signatures.

Increased noise and pollution, lack of infrastructure, higher traffic volume, drainage and flooding concerns and the impact on wildlife on the site are all listed objections.

A number of objections were based on the junction which will be created to access the development – one objector said that access from the development onto Swinston Hill Road will be “extremely dangerous,” as it is close to the point where the speed limit is reduced from 60mph to 30mph, adding “there is a real danger that cars pulling out will be hit by oncoming traffic.”

Another objector wrote: “To the rear of us planning consent has beengranted for circa 159 dwellings by Taylor Wimpy and now this planningpermission is being sort for a further 46 dwellings to the rear of us.

“The noise and disruption will be relentless, on top of the three years wehave already endured, further developments could last many moremonths and even years into the future.”

The plans have been recommended for approval at Rotherham Council’s planning regulatory board virtual meeting on April 7.

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