VIDEO: Mexborough site should become housing

Councillors are trying to kick start a scheme to regenerate a part of Mexborough which was left abandoned following Government funding cuts.

More than 100 homes were demolished on the Windhill Estate over the last several years to make way for a proposed multi-million pound housing redevelopment.

Councillor David Holland, is appealing for the derelict former housing site off Pitt Street, Mexborough, to be redeveloped as it has become an eyesore . Picture: Marie Caley S0790MC

Councillor David Holland, is appealing for the derelict former housing site off Pitt Street, Mexborough, to be redeveloped as it has become an eyesore . Picture: Marie Caley S0790MC

But funding for the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder Programme was cut by the Gaovernment in March 2011 and the land has stood vacant ever since.

Mexborough councillors David Holland and Sue Phillips claim the eyesore site is now attracting fly tippers and have called for Doncaster Council to bid for funding to launch a new regeneration programme.

Coun Holland said: “The land is overgrown with long grass and parts of it are covered in litter.

“It seems strange having the roads and street signs here but no housing. The land is ripe for a new housing development.”

Coun Phillips added: “We have asked the council to look into the possibility of gaining funding from the Sheffield City Region. We are trying to figure out how we can move it forward.”

Coun Glyn Jones, deputy mayor of Doncaster, said the authority is “currently working on a preferred development route for the site.”

He added the council hopes to source funding to assist with housing redevelopments across the borough.