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Cundy Cross could become bypass

Friday October 21 2016


A council report shows £20,000 of section 106 money could be used for road improvements A council report shows £20,000 of section 106 money could be used for road improvements


CUNDY CROSS roundabout could be replaced by a bypass thanks to a chunk of community cash.

Proposals to remove the roundabout altogether were approved in 2014 as part of plans for 192 houses on the former Priory School site, submitted by developer Harron Homes.

The estate will eventually be split by a new link road once the development is complete, which will run from Rotherham Road to Littleworth Lane.

It means traffic coming from Monk Bretton along Rotherham Road and heading towards Cudworth will bypass Cundy Cross altogether.

The roundabout will be replaced with traffic lights.

A council report published this month, signed off by cabinet spokesman Coun Roy Miller shows £20,000 of section 106 money - cash set aside by a developer as part of legal agreement for planning permission - has been allocated for future road improvements.

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Reply Posted by steve on Monday October 24 2016 at 14:30
£20,000 for road lmprovements for getting the o.k. for a housing scheme worth £28 million pounds ..my point is a set of traffic lights..2..costs £15,000

Reply Posted by Steven James on Monday October 24 2016 at 15:08
Absolute suckers aren't they and thick as pic sh*t.

Section 106 money for them to squander on other grandiose ill fated projects but hey at least the developer gets to build on green belt land!

Why oh why do people vote for these CLOWNS?

Reply Posted by John P on Monday October 24 2016 at 15:11
192 new build.What is the number of affordable,or more importantly the number of properties which will be made available to rent by the developer?
Can we be told please,will not require much investigation,just open the file.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Monday October 24 2016 at 15:35
Hahahahahahaha another idiotic deluded FOOL!

Do you SERIOUSLY THINK there will be ANY affordable or rentable properties in this 192 house development?

MONEY ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY, SINKING IN YET SHEEP?

You are clearly pots for rags! Take yourself down the garden and give yourself a good hiding!

Reply Posted by Sam on Monday October 24 2016 at 19:26
@Steven James- did you forget to take your medication ?

Reply Posted by Steven James on Monday October 24 2016 at 20:21
If you vote for these clowns, tis you that need ,medication me thinks.

Reply Posted by Sam on Tuesday October 25 2016 at 16:05
@ Steven James __ It's like listening to Lord Haw Haw when you post anything .. What is wrong with you ?

Reply Posted by Jess on Monday October 24 2016 at 15:27
What about the safety of the school children when the bypass opens are traffic lights going up near the school or a lollipop lady ???

Reply Posted by janet mason on Monday October 24 2016 at 16:17
Not many people turn left at Cundy cross anyway they all cut down Monks way so what is the point of the bypass for just a few cars.... stupid stupid stupid

Reply Posted by Tim Robinson on Monday October 24 2016 at 16:45
Kill 1 more village off with a bypass no passing trade Barnsley council like my ass

Reply Posted by Brian on Monday October 24 2016 at 19:08
The way Barnsley council operates this sum of £20k will not even pay for the consultants report, let alone the bypass or the traffic lights

Reply Posted by ..... on Monday October 24 2016 at 21:17
Steveo sounds like Richard these days.

Reply Posted by Cat on Tuesday October 25 2016 at 07:31
Barnsley council, doing what they do best! Wasting money. The Cudworth/West Green bypass is hardly used! That was a waste of money too!

Reply Posted by Steve on Tuesday October 25 2016 at 09:03
Not another set of traffic lights that will be on 24/7 :(

Reply Posted by Mr C on Tuesday October 25 2016 at 11:07
Another waste of money for a bypass that won't hardly get used it's the traffic going straight on to grange lane or right towards Hoyle mill that corses the congestion

Reply Posted by Sam on Tuesday October 25 2016 at 15:57
They are going or yet thinking about this but cannot make the round about smaller next to Wickes to allow for hgv's to get in to Wickes yet another store is going to be built on the land at the side with the entrance coming off of the roundabout which mean twice as more traffic and no means of making the round about smaller or widening the road to let the traffic flow better. Absolutely stupid

Reply Posted by Jacko on Thursday October 27 2016 at 13:07
Nothing wrong with the roundabout.

Well maybe one thing, idiots who can’t indicate there turning left as they come down the hill.

And on a completely different random topic. Trolleys left all over the car park in Tesco, why can’t lazy people just put them back, one last week was literally 5 metres away.

Reply Posted by turbo on Monday October 31 2016 at 19:31
Here we go, owd Jacko telling us what we should be doing .. he's proper clever him .. he knows everything .. he goes to school in Leeds you know ..
P.S don't bother with the "chip on " response we've heard that one a thousand times ..

Reply Posted by David bailey on Tuesday October 25 2016 at 17:22
Should built a bypass around lundwood.so t

Reply Posted by Fred on Wednesday October 26 2016 at 21:29
Through Lundwood would be perfect ! Bulldosers in at 11am in the morning , all the council house trash will still be in feather, save a mint on DSS handouts !!

Reply Posted by Nathan on Friday October 28 2016 at 10:12
Actually trying to get out of side streets onto the main road in lundwood through the day is absolutely horrendous its like a bloody motorway anything upto 10 mins to get out not even busses gives way

Reply Posted by E on Friday October 28 2016 at 14:20
There are no social/ rented houses on the development. There are enough in Lundwood as it is. Developments like these are aimed at improving the area as a whole.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday October 28 2016 at 15:49
I don't seem to remember the removal of the roundabout being in the original plans, the plans had a 'relief' road that run parallel to Pontefract road just up from what was the Priory pub on the old laundry site. I attended a walk in around the new local planning proposals being put forward a couple of months ago, I asked about this relief road has they (council) now seemed to be planning on building houses on the old laundry site, according to the gentleman I spoke to the relief road had been 'parked' due to not being able to purchase the old Priory Pub and its land. I wonder what has changed!

Reply Posted by E on Friday October 28 2016 at 19:24
The road will link from Littleworth Lane to Rotherham Road. The exit will be behind where the old Priory Pub is and wont connect directly to the roundabout. Harron Homes currently own all the land that the road will be laid on. No extra houses are planned than what was on the original plans. The plans can all be seen on the council planning website.

Reply Posted by Dave1 on Monday October 31 2016 at 09:29
Who is actually going to benefit from this hairbrained idea show us who the money will be going to