Pit site redevelopment wins approval

Regeneration: Councillors have approved work to revitalise a pit site
Regeneration: Councillors have approved work to revitalise a pit site
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Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of former colliery land which could see up to 27 new businesses move into the site.

Rotherham Council has granted permission for the construction of seven large commercial buildings on a site made up of two plots, on either side of a new access road, at the former Dinnington Colliery site.

The development is speculative and could be used for a range of businesses, including light industry and distribution, with the option to provide accommodation of varying sizes.

That will give the option of up to 27 individual units.

There were no objections to the development and councillors were told by planning officials that another application has also been made to construct business premises on another part of the site, which has Todwick Road to the west.

It is anticipated the development will bring substantial numbers of jobs to the area, with parking facilities for 342 vehicles included in the plan, alongside space for 64 bicycles.

Although the scheme will involve an increase in traffic, the effect on the roadwork is anticipated as being “minimal” by council highways officers.

The closest homes are 135 metres away but the impact of the new development on them is regarded as minimal.