Government inspector Richard Hollox has largely green lighted plans to build 1500 new homes in Dinnington, 1000 of them on green belt land.
The report in full is here.
Dinnington suffers from “an undue preponderance of vacant units and
charity and value shops”
“Dinnington East, will be removed from the Green Belt”
Dinnington has “the character of a small, bustling town with frequent bus services to
Rotherham and Sheffield”
Greenbelt land to the east of Dinnington (Lakeland Drive area) will be used as this is easier for developers to build on.
The high quality agricultural land will be worth losing as it means 700 houses can be build right next to Lakeland Drive.
No new schools, doctors, road or other infrastructure.
Other areas would have required a larger investment in schools, etc. from developers.