Wortley High School housing plans rubber-stamped by council planners

wortley high school site
wortley high school site

A plan to build 59 houses on the former Wortley High School site have finally been approved by planning officers, writes Keely Bannister.

The decision comes after members of the South and West plans panel approved the plans in principle and deferred the decision to officers following their committee meeting on 30th May.

Councillors on the panel did raise some issues about the development – which one of them described as “boring” – which have been addressed where feasible in the officer report granting full planning permission. 

There are a number of conditions that must be met by the developer, Keepmoat, before any works can start, during construction and before any house can be occupied. 

As highlighted in The Dispatch’s coverage of the development of the site, the plans have proved controversial with letters of objection from residents living on the site entrance road, Swallow Crescent, saying the “narrow street” couldn’t cope with the “humongous” amount of traffic the development will create. 

The full plans can be viewed here.


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