Residents of a Doncaster village have won the first round in a battle to stop their estate being used to access a new housing development.
Doncaster Council’s plannning committee deferred an application to build 44 new homes on industrial land off Old Bawtry Road at Finningley following demolition of engineering buildings.
Councillors had heard residents of adjacent Frobisher Grange were concerned about extra traffic using their road and causing congestion and road safety fears.
David Hirst, a spokesman for the residents , who are supported by Finningley Parish Council, said an access road from Moyes Lane would be more suitable.
“That would safeguard children using the play area from moving traffic,” he said, and also asked that any money Doncaster Council receives from the developers should be spent on a new pedestrian crossing over the busy A614 for the safety of children visiting the playground, which would also benefit youngsters living on three existing estates.
Planning committee members held a site visit last week and several members raised concerns about the access road.
Alex Buller, spokesman for developers In-Site Property Solutions, said they did not own the unregistered land suggested for the alternative access road. “Frobisher Grange as the main access ticks all the boxes.”
More than 24 letters of objection were received.