New Mexborough planning bids are approved

PROPOSALS for two new housing developments in Mexborough have been approved by planning chiefs.

The first scheme given the go-ahead was a plan to build 11 detached houses on half of the riding school land, off Park Road and Helena Street.

While the two-storey homes will occupy half the site, the other will continue to function as the riding school.

A total of 48 residents, whose homes back onto the field, submitted objection letters to Doncaster Council.

They argued that the new homes would impact on their privacy, increase noise and disturbance and create additional traffic.

But councillors at the planning board meeting on Tuesday voted in favour of the scheme and granted the application.

The other Mexborough scheme approved by the committee was to build 39 new homes on Kirby Street.

The site was formerly occupied by 46 homes, comprising of semi-detached houses and a block of flats.

But these were cleared to make way for the new development, which is part of the council’s Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder programme to improve the authority’s housing stock.

The overall scheme was rated as “well designed” by the council’s Build Environment Team.