Homes hope after derelict site tidied up

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A HOT spot for anti-social behaviour in Mexborough has been tidied up after action by Doncaster Council’s empty property team.

The Old Nursery on Wath Road had been empty for over 10 years and become a hot spot for fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.

Using section 215 powers under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the council ordered the owner to improve the appearance of the property and take steps to make it secure. There are also now measures in place to prevent fly-tippers from getting onto the site.

The Old Nursery site is now up for sale, with planning permission for 166 affordable homes to be built on the former car park.

Mexborough Councillor Jill Arkley-Jevons, said: “This is good news for Mexborough and I am pleased to see officers tackling empty properties.”

Peter Davies, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “This reflects the council’s commitment to improving the issue of empty properties in Doncaster.

“We are hopeful that an investor will now come and redevelop the site, providing new homes for families on low incomes.”