Outline plans for 46 new homes in Dinnington given green light

Rotherham's planning board has granted outline approval for the construction of 46 new homes in Dinnington.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 11:07 am
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 11:12 am

The site, on land off Swinston Hill Road, is to the west of the land that Taylor Wimpey was 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.

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

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.

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.

"The noise and disruption will be relentless, on top of the three years we have already endured, further developments could last many more months and even years into the future."

Lisa Brooks, planning manager, told today's meeting (April 7): "There are no concerns regarding the safety at the new access, and together with the sustainable travel methods which will be secured by a legal agreement, colleagues in transportation have no real concerns."

The plans were approved at Rotherham Council's planning regulatory board virtual meeting on April 7, and T&J Wilkinson is expected to submit detailed plans for approval before work can begin.

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