Local residents consulted on latest proposals at Maltby

A public consultation event took place this week in Maltby, providing local residents with the opportunity to comment on plans for circa 200 new homes on land to the west of Maltby Colliery.

Held at Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, the event was hosted by Andrew Johnson of Hargreaves Land, together with planning and design consultants.

The site is allocated for new homes by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Hargreaves Land’s proposals include:

  • Redevelopment and clean-up of an under-utilised allocated site for new homes
  • Circa 200 new homes of between 2 and 4 bedrooms
  • A new access road directly off A631/Tickhill Road
  • Circa 100 no. allotment spaces to be provided on a 1.2 ha (2.97 acres) area of land to the north of the site
  • Retention and improvements of existing Public Open Spaces (POS) of approx. 3 ha (7.4 acres) including woodland to the west of the centre of the site
  • Creation, retention and improvement of a series of wildlife corridors and a commitment to delivering a 10% net gain in biodiversity at the site
  • Retention and enhancements to the Public Rights of Way

Andrew Johnson, head of asset management at Hargreaves Land, commented: “The public consultation event allowed us to illustrate our proposals for the site and talk to local residents on a one-to-one basis. All feedback received will be considered by Hargreaves Land and our Design Team as part of the preparation of an outline planning application.

“If approved our plans will provide an exciting new development, delivering much needed new housing for the local community and vastly improve what is currently a largely neglected area of land.”