Plans for ex-col­liery site take a step closer

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

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.

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