Plans for ex-colliery site take a step closer
PLANNING PERMISSION has been granted for the redevelopment of a former colliery site in South Yorkshire, which could create a base for more than 25 new businesses.
Rotherham Council has given the go-ahead for the construction of seven large commercial buildings on the site which is made up of two plots that lay either side of a new access road at the former Dinnington Colliery.
The development is speculative and could be used for a range of businesses, including light industry and distribution, with the option to provide accommodation of varying sizes.
It is anticipated that there could be up to 27 individual units built as part of the development.
There were no objections and councillors were told by planning officials that another application has also been made to construct business premises on another part of the site, which has Todwick Road to the west.
It is anticipated the development will bring a substantial number of jobs to the area, with parking facilities for up to 342 vehicles included in the plan, as well as space to park 64 bicycles.
Although the scheme will involve an increase in traffic, the effect on the roads is anticipated to be “minimal” , according highways officers from Rotherham Council.
The closest homes are located less than 150 yards away, but the impact of the new development on the properties is also regarded as small by the council officers.
Top, visitor Ruth Cook inspects one of the many Christmas trees that have gone on display inside St Mary’s Church; above, outside the historic church in Whitby.