More than 100 homes proposed for former factory site

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A former factory site, in Wakefield Road, Barnsley, could be used to accommodate more than 100 new homes if planners agree.

A reserved matters application has been lodged for 102 homes on the land in Mapplewell.

Outline planning permission for residential development on the 3.36 hectare site was granted in October 2018.

The site was previously occupied by William Freeman for the manufacture of rubber and plastic products. The facility closed in 2006, with the former factory units having since been knocked down.

Applicant Netherton Homes is proposing to construct a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties which will range from terraced to semi-detached and detached homes.

Public open space and an allocation of affordable homes are also included within the plans.

A design and access statement accompanying the application explains: “New residents will benefit from links to public transport, footpath/cycle permeability with well defined public green spaces.

“These combined elements will ensure a pleasant, attractive and thriving environment to live.”