Water works to move for homes

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PLANS are to be submitted to move a water waste treatment works in Sheffield to make way for hundreds of new houses.

Yorkshire Water said its £11 million proposal with Bloor Homes would relocate the works in Deepcar to a site 2.5 km further down Manchester Road.

The relocation is part of a wider project which includes a development of 369 new homes next to the existing treatment works, which was built in 1919 to serve Stocksbridge and Bolsterstone.

Water chiefs said the new facility would modernise the works and treat sewage to high standards, discharging it into the River Don.

Stephanie Walden, planning manager for Yorkshire Water, said: “This is a welcome opportunity for us to replace a waste water treatment works that is almost a century old.

“We are working closely with Bloor Homes to ensure both of the proposed developments make a positive contribution to the area and that construction works arecarefully scheduled to minimise disruption for the community.”

Both firms hope to start work next year, subject to Sheffield Council approval. Residents are invited to attend public drop-in events on the plans.

They take place at Stocksbridge Library on Manchester Road on Monday, October 15, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm, and on October 17 at Wharncliffe Side Community Centre, Brightholmlee Lane, from 4pm to 7.30pm.