Issue details

PLACE23 0878 - Section 106 Funded Riverside Drive POS, Sprotbrough Scheme

To seek approval of £***** of which consists of:
£******* (Capital) – from planning reference 14/02917/FUL £*****(Revenue) – from planning reference 05/03628/FULM
The project intends to improve the quality of public open space (POS) at Riverside Drive, Sprotbrough.
The site was laid out as POS circa 1990 when the adjacent housing estate was built but was never transferred to CDC. When the developer went into receivership the land reverted to HM Treasury and was bought by CDC in 2019 as POS.
After over 30 years, the site infrastructure has become dilapidated and requires investment to make the site a safe, sustainable POS for local residents for years to come.
Works proposed include the resurfacing of 800m+ of limestone paths, replace 100m+ of timber boundary fences, improvement of site entrances for safety of users (remove shrubs to improve visibility and surveillance and resurface), woodland and grassland management, installation of bins and seats.
All works except woodland thinning are proposed for completion in year 1 (current financial year). Woodland thinning works require a felling licence from the Forestry Commission so have been proposed for year 3 of the scheme to allow time for necessary surveying works ahead of an application being made and considered.
The improvements will have additional maintenance implications; therefore, a maintenance plan has been identified and costed for a 15-year period and will be funded from the above revenue S106 resource.
Capital Works
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Revenue Maintenance
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Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

Decision due: 7 Nov 2023 by Assistant Director of Environment

Contact: David Ridge, Head of Stronger Communities 01302 734494, Email: Email: