Affordable homes will occupy former pub site in Dinnington
A new estate of housesÂ '“ all available to help those who struggle to get on the housing ladderÂ '“ is to be built on a derelict pub site in a Rotherham community.
The Lordens Hotel in Doe Royd Lane, Dinnington, had been empty for some time before the building was demolished, leaving a rubble-strewn site.
Now Rotherham Council's planning board has given approval for it to be redeveloped with an estate of 15 new homes.
It is unusual because all will be '˜affordable' homes, rather than the usual agreement which means a percentage of new homes must meet that criteria in most cases, rather than a whole development, through agreements such as making them available to rent or to buy on a shared ownership basis.
Coun John Williams praised the agreement, saying that securing the whole project for affordable housing was a 'progressive development'.
Access to the estate will be from a new road leading from Doe Royd Lane and councillors were told that should be adoptable by the council, with a turning head to allow refuse lorries and other large vehicles access to the homes set back from the road.
Coun Jennifer Whysall told the planning board: 'This can only be seen as advantage.'