College housing plan approved

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HOUSEBUILDERS have been given the go-ahead to start the construction of an estate on the derelict site of the former Loxley College.

But the development of 69 detached and semi-detached houses off Wood Lane, Stannington, will still need to be discussed further by councillors to determine the number of affordable homes provided.

Coun Peter Rippon, chairman of the council’s west and north planning committee, which approved detailed planning permission, said: “Officers are working with developers to come to a compromise over affordable housing levels.”

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