Unpopular plan for 211 homes for Doncaster village sent back to planning committee

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A controversial plan to build 211 homes on farmland in a Doncaster village will be discussed again by councillors.

In 2016, Linden Homes had a scheme accepted to build scores of properties on open land in Hatfield – but the firm has requested to amend one of their build conditions. 

The proposed development off between Doncaster Road and Lings Lane received a raft of objections from residents and Hatfield Parish Council. 

This is the first stage of the development with a further 189 homes being added at a later date. 

Residents said the loss of green agricultural land and the impact of trees and the environment was a concern while others made issue of the increasing traffic on Doncaster Road and the risk of flooding. 

Hatfield Parish Council’s representation said the area at present was already ‘overstretched’ even without the extra homes proposed

They added the development was situated on the Greenbelt and would put a ‘strain on roads, sewage systems, school places and capacity at GP surgeries’. 

The new wording on the build conditions state no development will take place until a plan is drawn up to deal with the disposal of foul and surface water drainage. 

It adds any part of the development ‘shall not commence’ until the ‘approved drainage works have been fully constructed’ in line with the approved plans and there ;’shall be no temporary storage of foul sewage’.

This is so the area can be properly drained and to protect the public water supply. 

A change in wording to the build conditions would not usually need to be sent back to the planning committee but due to the high level of interest in the development, council planning officers have requested it should be heard in public. 

The application will be heard at meeting in the council chamber at 2pm on Tuesday, October 16.