Green light for highways works attached to new Wortley housing development

Prospect House prior to demolition

Highways chiefs have signed highways improvement works attached to plans for seven new dwellings in Wortley.

The houses are being built on the site formerly occupied by local landmark Prospect House, off Fawcett Lane.

The 136-year-old building was demolished after it had fallen into “an extremely bad and dangerous state of decoration and repair” two years ago.

In a report, council highways officers have this week signed off road improvements designed to make the road safer for drivers and pedestrians. These include:

  • The provision of a 2m wide footway along the site frontage;
  • The removal of two existing speed cushions and construction of two new ones;
  • All associated civil works including signs, lighting, road markings and

Works, along with associated traffic orders, are expected to cost the developer in the region of £7,000.

A council report concluded:

“The proposals will contribute to improved access to the site for pedestrians and vehicles, through the provision of new footway and vehicular access leading to the dwellings, and the works will be designed to accommodate the needs of all users.”

The council report can be read in full here.


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