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Housing estate to be built on school grounds

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 1st August 2014

ALMOST 200 houses are set to be built on the former Priory School site at Lundwood.

An application for 198 dwellings has been submitted to the council by Harron Homes, and includes a new access road from Littleworth Lane together with an open green space and pond to control flooding.

The school was closed in December 2011 as a result of the Building Schools for the Future initiative.

The site is now vacant and previous school buildings and hardstanding have been cleared.

The application states there will be a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses and 12 different house types from a two bedroom terraced house with parking spaces up to a detached property with integral garage.

Twenty of the units will be offered as affordable housing and will be spread across the site.

All properties have a minimum of two private parking spaces in the form of bays and garages, and visitor parking will be available.

Consultations with neighbours has been undertaken and involved a letter drop to several hundred nearby properties.

The application said to date, no responses had been received.

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Posted by maureen I Sun 3rd Aug 2014 at 8:46am

so green land will be used but not for council housing mmm what about more bungalows ?

Posted by local resident I Mon 4th Aug 2014 at 7:11am

Lower lundwood floods already due to drainage problems which have never been rectified so where will all the waste water from the 200 house go. Also the current primary school doesnt have enough space for local residents as it is so where will the additional children attend school. Apparently an additional 2 classes (2xapprox 40) will be added but if only half of the new properties have 1 child each there will still be a short fall of places. Im not against this development but think the council needs to think about these issues before they grant planning permission

Posted by cw I Sun 17th Aug 2014 at 8:25am
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Posted by Justin I Tue 16th Dec 2014 at 8:14am

The church farm estate (monks way and parish way) is already becoming like the M1 motorway with drivers cutting through am and pm when traffic is backed up on Rotherham road, it's even becoming a regular sight having HGV class 1s on the street due to not suitable for heavy goods signs being place at the start of parishway when the signs should be at the bottom of little worth lane, this has been put to the council and they state it would be too exspensive to move the sign down the road, surely it's cheaper than having to re-surface parishway and monks way.

So 198 new homes in the area what impact is that going to have on the church farm estate with increased traffic running through it, this area is mainly retired elderly people who can't walk there dogs safely as it is. Maybe the authority need to put any new plans for roads/ housing to the people it's going to effect the most.

Posted by Justin I Sat 24th Jan 2015 at 7:47am

traffic increase through the church farm estate will be huge when work commences on the new housing on the old priory school site, and once completed even worse.


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