More details emerge on controversial housing plan already approved in Doncaster village

Further details have emerged for a controversial and contested housing plan in a Doncaster village.

By George Torr, Local Democracy Reporter
Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 12:30 pm

Members of the planning committee will decide on the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of design for 95 homes in Dunsville.

The project, based on land off Westminster Drive, was approved following a lengthy public enquiry in 2017.

Doncaster Council planning officers said the application is being presented to the committee because the scheme has resulted in a ‘significant level of public interest’ and a viability appraisal has been submitted.

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Dunsville housing plan

The scheme includes a mixture of 95 detached properties, of two and two and half storeys in height containing between two and five bedrooms. An area of formal open space will be situated at the entrance to the development, and a separate informal area to the north east of the site.

Further open space will be situated to the west of the site, although this is outside the boundary for the application site and is subject to a separate plan.

The original proposal received many objections and 10 new comments opposing development were sent to DMBC officers.

Hatfield Town Council said the scheme was an ‘over development’ and it will ‘greatly exacerbate traffic problems’ on the A18.

The Dunsville housing plan

Residents who objected said the development would harm the countryside, add to traffic problems in the area, increase flood risk and cause overlooking to nearby properties.

DMBC officer Nicola Elliot, said: “Given that outline planning permission has been granted, there is no requirement to consider the principle of development in the countryside.

“A viability appraisal has been submitted and been assessed by an independent consultant who has agreed that the scheme is not fully viable. A Deed of Variation to the Section 106 Agreement is to be drafted and signed following the outcome of this application.

“It is considered that the detail submitted by this application is acceptable in relation to residential amenity, design standards and its impact on the character and appearance of the surrounding area.

“The reserved matters are therefore recommended for approval subject to the signing of a Deed of Variation.”


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