The Proposal

The proposals will contribute to Rotherham’s housing requirements and provide financial contributions to improve local services and facilities, including schools. These detailed plans follow the adoption of the site as a housing allocation in the Council’s adopted Local Plan, meaning that the principle of residential development has been accepted by the Council.  You can let us know what you think about this using the feedback form or also on the website.

The site sits on the eastern edge of Wath-Upon-Dearne and is located close to a primary school, as well as various amenities, making this a sustainable site.

The development will include:

  • Approximately 285 new homes
  • Homes will be a mix of 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom properties,
  • The proposed homes will be predominantly 2-storeys in height
  • Vehicle and pedestrian access from Doncaster Road
  • Potential site vehicle, pedestrian and cycle access to Boulevard Crossing.
  • New public open space, including a new children’s play area
  • The proposals will also provide carefully considered new landscaping across the site and along its boundaries

Based on the latest figures provided by Rotherham Borough Council, there is a shortfall of new homes against the housing target for this area.

Key Benefits

  • A mixture of much needed new homes
  • Sustainable location
  • Construction jobs
  • Increased custom for local shops and services
  • Provision of publicly accessible open space, and a new children’s play area
  • A contribution towards education facilities
  • Development of this site can help to address existing issues of localised flooding which occur at the rear of Gorehill Close at times of extreme weather events

Barratt Homes Site Plan, Far Field Lane, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham