Despite objections from nearby residents, Anston Parish Council and Independent Borough Cllr. Clive Jepson RMBC has given permission for up to 30 homes to be built on the disused Plaxton’s site on Ryton Road.
Many of the objectors raised valid concerns about site pollution, noise, access for construction traffic and the new homes and proximity to the Shell petrol station on the A57. The site is contaminated with Arsenic, Nickel, Chromium and Lead and the construction company will have to undertake thorough soil cleansing and disposal before the concrete rafts for new homes are laid.
The full list of reports and plans for the site can be found here: http://planning.rotherham.gov.uk/detail.asp?AltRef=RB2015/0472
There is also an obligation for the contractors to provide low cost homes. 04 The development shall not begin until a scheme for the provision of affordable housing as part of the development has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Affordable Housing shall be provided in accordance with the approved scheme and shall meet the definition of affordable housing in Annex B of PPS3 (or any future guidance that replaces it) and in accordance with the Council’s Interim Planning Statement for Affordable Housing.
One of the major objections to this development is the problems of access and exit to and from the site which could mean turning across streams of traffic on Ryton Road just before the road narrows under the railway bridge. (That should be interesting during rush hours)
Is it mere coincidence that planning approval for the site was not published until just after the local elections?