DETAILS of a 100-home development in Darfield have been approved by planners.
The estate at Low Valley Farm, Pitt Street, was approved in outline form more than a year ago with 107 dwellings touted alongside roads, landscaping, a play area and attenuation basin.
The latest application, approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the planning board, proposed 100 homes three two-bedroom, 70 three-bedroom and 27 four-bedroom with ten per cent affordable housing.
Ten letters of objection were received, citing traffic and motorists’ speed on Pitt Street, flood risk, and a high number of houses in an already busy area.
The outline application brought with it an agreement to install traffic calming measures on the street, including speed humps and warning signs, while the site’s layout includes speed tables to slow cars entering.
“This detailed scheme will deliver 100 homes and greenspace across the site, including a play park and biodiversity mitigation and enhancements,” said a planning statement.
“Access through the site is retained via a variety of pedestrian/cycle routes which will encourage safe routes to the nearby secondary school.
“In addition, the landscaping includes a good number of new tree planting in managed areas where they will be retained for the longer term.
“Drainage across the site will be improved and a traffic calming scheme is secured for Pitt Street.”