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Wombwell Housing Development Approved

Thursday February 27 2014

PLANS for 220 new houses near Wombwell town centre have been approved by the council.

The development - between Barnsley Road and the bypass - will see Persimmon Homes pay £309,000 towards the expansion of primary schools to make space for new families with children.

Persimmon has also agreed to pay £212,500 towards the provision of recreation space in the area.

The site stretches the length of Mitchell's Way from the White Rose roundabout to the new Netherwood roundabout on the north side.

A study had identified a need to build 2,000 new houses in Wombwell by 2026 to meet housing needs.

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Reply Posted by SteveH on Thursday February 27 2014 at 10:43
And where was public consultation here? We had a meeting last year BEFORE the planning application was submitted. Local counsellors promised that before Persimmon were granted anything the public would be consulted. Looks like yet more lies from BMBC.

This was never even listed on the councils own planning website.

Reply Posted by Donna on Thursday February 27 2014 at 14:54
Well unfortunately that's life Steve, people need some where to live and I'd rather it be private development than council, bring a better class of people in, all working normally unless people buy n rent out, brings more money to the area, builds more growth to the local economy, better for every, including the unemployed as they may find work as more jobs will come to the area as shops get busier and builders and trades will be needed not to mention training opertunities for the local youth. You always get some one complaining cos they feel misfotunate. If they don't like Barnsley redeveloping it's self they know what to do, find somewhere else to live, and I have to say Barnsley is one of the best areas in the country, you don't have to look to far to see why. So good luck elsewhere people cos a bet you'd wanna move back!

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Sunday March 2 2014 at 12:29
What a ridiculous post!
Who do you think is going to buy these new properties?
People from outside the area who will take full advantage of the cheaper properties on offer and they will then commute back to their places of work.

Reply Posted by Cher on Thursday February 27 2014 at 15:10
Well saind Donna!! You talk a lot of sense! You should be Mayor of Barnsley-I'd vote for you sweetheart!I'm glad theyre building...the new houses on old perfecta bedding scrap ground look lovely!xxx

Reply Posted by cp on Thursday February 27 2014 at 15:29
I agree with you donna about the economic benefits but have to point out that not all council houses are full of yobos i myself rent council as i couldnt afford private rent despite working full time.

Reply Posted by SteveH on Thursday February 27 2014 at 15:39
I have zero problem with the field being developed Donna and I'm not going to drag this down to a personal level as you appear to be trying to do. I've lived in Barnsley all my life and have always paid the necessary taxes required by BMBC to keep the area ticking over.

The local residents present at the initial meeting we well aware that this development would go ahead. The residents sole aim was to ensure that the density of the development was appropriate for the rest of the infrastructure in that area. The site cannot support high density housing which was implied in the original plans.

My issue is the total lack of communication, and the clandestine way that the planning application has been processed by BMBC and Persimmon.

Reply Posted by SteveH on Thursday February 27 2014 at 15:46
The development on Perfecta site was a good step forward. The site was brown field and had no chance of being used commercially again.

Sadly green space seems to be constantly eroded in Wombwell. The school has already removed a lot of wooded areas around the trans-Pennine trail.

The site Persimmon are building on is a green field site. I have personally seen barn owls nesting in the buildings on this field amongst other unusual wildlife. Sadly I guess this will all be lost.

Reply Posted by Nix on Thursday February 27 2014 at 16:28
Well said Steveh I totally agree

Reply Posted by Jane on Thursday February 27 2014 at 17:35
Council have probably had to grant planning permission with an attached section 106 agreement where Persimmon homes have to have a certain percentage of affordable homes, I.e social housing where to get a new build house you have to be on council house waiting list or buy one and spend your hard worked cash and have drug dealers, those just out of prison and young kids on asbo's living next door to u when you ve bought private and paid a fortune. Another priceless idea from central government!

Reply Posted by Haha on Friday February 28 2014 at 05:18
Hahahaha. Building 220 houses in the area won't make that much of a difference. Persimmon will have also gave the council a back handet that's what they do. They pretend to act about th community but it's all about profit

Reply Posted by Observer on Friday February 28 2014 at 07:29
Im all for develping tips into nice places but i have a sneaky feeling. We are in the transision of accepting thousands of eastern europeans into the area and its probably most likely these houses will be handed to them kep going on about the economy blah blah. Get real.

Reply Posted by Haha on Saturday March 1 2014 at 15:33
Well said observer

Reply Posted by Flameboy on Thursday August 27 2015 at 13:03
Well Donna you clearly don't know about the development or live in the area. Few local residents have been against the development they just wanted assurances about the impact. Where access would go, changes to roads etc. There has been no consultation with locals, the council have ignored correct protocol and no measures have been taken to consider the impact on local residents. There is now plans to change the roads to double yellow markings which will significantly impact on parking for people who live here. The sensible option has not been considered neither has any consultation taken place. When you dig deeper you find out that the whole situation is corrupt from the top down. Don't kid yourself that this is about housing this is about Barnsley making money to reduce its deficit. They have just forgotten to consider the current tax paying residents.