MORE than £1m is set to be secured to improve the local area around a 93-home development which has been earmarked to be approved.

 

Applicant Keepmoat Homes’ plan relates to St Helen’s Boulevard, off Carlton Road, and now features 13 two-bedroom, 60 three-bedroom and 20 four-bedroom properties.

 

According to a report, which will go before the planning board on Tuesday, ten per cent will be classed as affordable housing.

 

Objections relating to loss of view, increased traffic, oversubscribed GPs and schools, and devaluation of existing properties have all been brought up, but planning bosses supported the bid.

 

Section 106 money – set aside by developers for loss of amenity – totals £528,000 to boost primary and secondary schools, £410,000 for off-site open space improvements such as children’s play areas and £70,000 on sustainable travel.

 

The planning report said: “The site is accessed off St Helen’s Boulevard. This is an unadopted road, with Springwell Learning Community School beyond and a woodland area.

 

“The house types provide an appropriate mix. One electric vehicle charging point would be provided to each dwelling and cycle storage provided where there is not a garage.

 

“The applicant also proposes to provide the full suite of contributions required by local plan policies and more than £1m in commuted sums which would be used to compensate and mitigate the effects of the proposal.”