Outline plan approved for six new homes in North Anston
An outline planning application for six new homes has been approved by Rotherham Council planning bosses.
The plans, next to the car park for Greenlands Park in North Anston, have been agreed in principle, and the developers are expected to provide further details in a full application at a later date.
13 Quarry Lane will be demolished to make way for the three bedroom detached homes.
Similar plans were submitted in 2009, 2012 and 2015, but were not taken further.
Applicant Keir Littlewood states in plans by Clay Architectural Designs Limited: "It is considered that the proposed development will be compatible with the settlements size, character and setting and the surrounding houses are a mix of ages and appearances.
"The new dwellings are sited so that they do not overlook the existing surrounding dwellings."
The development was brought to Rotherham Council's planning board as it has received six objections, including one from Anston Parish Council.
The objections are on the grounds of the over-development of the site, increased traffic, impact on the adjacent North Anston conservation area, and the new dwellings overshadowing neighbouring properties.
Councillor Diane Graham, chair of Anston Parish Council said that the site was already overdeveloped, and that "the whole character of the village is actually being changed by development".
"Its close proximity to the medical centre, which is a Covid vaccination centre, will obviously cause even more congestion," she added.
Councillor Clive Jepson added that the area was "extremely busy", especially on Sundays when football matches are played in the park.
He asked the council to reconsider the application, and only allow five homes on the site.
"The site has too many properties, I think it should be five at the most and the additional entrance at Quarry Lane should be omitted," he told the meeting.
Chris Wilkins, planning manager, told the meeting however that: "We're satisfied that you can get six on on the site here. I don't think that it does represent an over development on the site. They've got the distance into the boundaries, showing they've got some adequate garden areas.
"There's always inevitably some disruption to local residents during construction."
The application was approved by Rotherham Council's virtual planning board meeting on April 8.