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Housing Plan Announced For School Site

Monday December 24 2012

THE site of the former Edward Sheerien school in Athersley North could be transformed into affordable housing.

Yorkshire Housing is seeking planning permission from Barnsley Council to build 30 new homes on land off Sheerien Close.

Plans for the site, which also borders Hilltop Avenue, show 19 two-bedroom homes, plus a further 11 three-bedroom houses.

There will also be parking spaces for 41 vehicles. If the proposals get the go ahead Yorkshire Housing hopes to start work on the site by the end of March.

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Reply Posted by fay orr on Sunday December 30 2012 at 09:23
are you joking MORE houses when the schools are all full I would have thought that it could be used as parking for the schools because at the moment there is none and parents are parking all over the main This i do not think is safe for the kids at all Say NO to more houses !!!!!!

Reply Posted by julie on Sunday December 30 2012 at 14:51
hopefully these will be social housing for those in need and not more build to sell housing - far too much of that as it is ( if housing is the only way forward for the site)

Reply Posted by mark on Tuesday January 1 2013 at 13:07
i agree with fay,when the infant school turns out the parking in the area is terrible, it is a wonder on-one has been seriously hurt. so what do the council do to resolve this problem?? ohh yeah! make it even more congested

Reply Posted by Stacey on Wednesday January 2 2013 at 12:15
The houses will have no effect on the parking congestion as the school entrance is on lindhurst road and the entrance for the houses will be on hill top. As a young single person who is struggling to get on to the housing market I think this is a great idea!

Reply Posted by LV on Saturday January 5 2013 at 17:26
I think it's a great idea! Yorkshire Housing is a housing association, not a developer - the houses will be built primarily to rent. Everyone complains about not being able to find a suitable house and they complain about the council's changes to housing benefits - well here you go, more houses! But no, not happy with that! My only issue with it is why can't they build some 1 bed homes as well? There are plenty of people looking for 1 bed bungalows and flats, etc. but can't find any - especially in the Athersley area!! As for there being too many cars parked when the school lets out, there's a simple solution to that! They should get off their backsides and walk, show their kids how to stay healthy instead of expecting a lift all the time from mum & dad's taxis

Reply Posted by Tom on Saturday January 5 2013 at 23:43
Good news, we need more housing. The youth and future generations deserve a place to live. If there are issues with parking, perhaps people should start walking their children to school, or maybe move into one of these new houses that is in walking distance of the school!

Reply Posted by MARG on Tuesday January 8 2013 at 17:00
more housing 2/3 bedrooms what about 1 bedroom properties as loads of ppl will have to pay under occupied rent when there is no 1 bedroom propeties available how many ppl going to be in arrears with rent and how many homeless is there gonna be

Reply Posted by Danni on Tuesday January 8 2013 at 16:35
I agree with Stacey it's hard enough trying to find somewhere anywhere let alone in monk Bretton area! I'm for this definatley

Reply Posted by Julia on Tuesday January 8 2013 at 18:45
It's about time they did something with that land, the schools been shut since 1992!!!!! I agree with the comments about parking, get off your backsides and walk!!