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Hatfield showman site plans to face public inquiry

Dennis Dawson, of Mosscroft Lane, Hatfield, are going to a judicial review after four years of campaigning against a showman's site proposed at the quarry. Picture: Andrew Roe

Dennis Dawson, of Mosscroft Lane, Hatfield, are going to a judicial review after four years of campaigning against a showman's site proposed at the quarry. Picture: Andrew Roe

A four-year fight against a proposed showman’s site at Hatfield has reared its head once more.

Plans for the facility at the Mosscroft Lane quarry have been in front of Doncaster Council on numerous occasions, with neighbouring residents continuing to battle against it.

The matter is now up for a judicial review after concerns were expressed that the site could have a detrimental effect on the borough’s drinking water.

Dennis Dawson of Mosscroft Lane, Hatfield, is among those fighting the plans, he said: “We are into our fourth year and are now going to a judicial review after the judge has agreed to it.

“I’m totally against it and it’s not nimbyism.

“Residents only want peace and tranquility.

“Why the council is continuing to pursue this after all these years is beyond me. It beggars belief. It’s just throwing money away.”

A fellow campaigner, who wished to remain anonymous, added: “We fear for the drinking water as this site is on Sherwood Aquifer, which has to be protected because it’s Doncaster drinking water.”

A Doncaster Council spokesman said that it was in the process of exchanging documents and filing evidence, but no hearing date has yet been fixed.

 

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