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Royston Property Values Should Not Be Affected By Controversial Development

Wednesday March 13 2013

PROPERTY values in Royston should not be affected by the controversial development plans for the former high school site, according to estate agents.

Last week Barnsley Council approved plans for a new supermarket, petrol station and more than 140 houses on the site off Midland Road, amid fears from residents it would de-value their houses.

Issues with traffic and access prompted more than 300 letters of objection, although a number of estate agents say the development shouldn't have a negative impact on its housing prices.

Paul Ineson, of North Star estate agents, said: "The positives and the negatives tend to cancel each other out. Personally I would have thought this development would have zero affect on house prices."

Residents and business owners, however, are still said to be concerned with the other effects the new development could have on the village.

Cllr Tracey Cheetham, said: "The main property concern I have is with the Co-op. The business could close with this development."

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Reply Posted by Penny on Wednesday March 13 2013 at 13:42
I don't know why so much concern for the co-op is being shown by the councillor. No one seems to have been concerned whilst the co-op has been over charging & ripping off the elderly & others who rely on a local shop for the last however many years!!

Reply Posted by royston on Wednesday March 13 2013 at 14:16
i agree prices are discusting compared with asda personally i think the development will be good for the village will bring jobs and shoppers in to village

Reply Posted by Brian on Wednesday March 13 2013 at 18:31
As 'Penny' rightly says, the co-op have been charging high prices for years and it is no business of a councillor and Deputy Crime Commissioner (how can she do the two jobs?) to get involved by concerning herself with the fortunes of the co-op. If she was acting in the best interests of the residents of Royston she would be encouraging competition. In the meantime she should be suggesting to the people at the co-op that they reduce their prices to a more realistic level.

Reply Posted by concerned on Wednesday March 13 2013 at 21:50
Why don't they use some of the money to knock down the slum housing stock around Royston and build, well insulated houses that will attact decent people back to the village . Instead of giving up to the slum landlords who rent to the low life from all around Barnsley

Reply Posted by Diggory on Sunday March 17 2013 at 17:25
Agreed on the lowlife living in private rented. Got some nr me and they certainly bring down the area

Reply Posted by joanne on Sunday March 17 2013 at 20:35
Not everybodys lowlife who rent