Green belt homes plan for Stannington set to be agreed

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Plans for 88 homes on green belt land are due to be approved next week despite objections.

The proposals for the former Dyson Refractories industrial complex on Stopes Road, Stannington, have raised residents’ concerns about extra traffic and impact on local infrastructure as well as ‘overdevelopment’ between Stannington and Dungworth.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is encouraging people to attend the planning meeting at Sheffield Town Hall next Tuesday, October 20, to make their views known.

The campaign’s planning officer, Andrew Wood, said: “This scheme breaches the whole principle of what the Green Belt is there to do.”

Planners say in committee reports that the site is ‘derelict’ and could not be considered as making a contribution to the green belt.

They say the plans from Ben Bailey Homes will create a ‘high quality’ residential 
environment.