Councillor urges firm to build bridge over river

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SHEFFIELD Council has been urged to get a large development company to build a bridge over the River Don to its housing site as soon as possible to prevent construction traffic travelling on a busy and narrow local road.

The plea made by a member of Stocksbridge Town Council after being told heavy goods vehicles are travelling along Station Road, Deepcar to the Bloor Homes site, where site clearance and flood protection work has already started before 300 homes are built.

A condition of planning permission was that the firm had to build a bridge over the river from the main road to Sheffield to access the site and Station Road should only be used in emergencies.

Coun Jack Clarkson said: “We understood when planning consent was granted by the city council a condition was that Bloors should build a bridge over the Don for access to and from the site without using Station Road apart from emergencies.

“But the city council planning department has now told me there is no time limit as to when Bloor Homes should build the bridge which is contrary to what the town council and local residents understood.

“I will be raising this with the town council and have asked the city council if it is possible to get the bridge built as soon as possible.”