Anston: Council reassurances over Local Plan infrastructure

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A council boss is reassuring residents that work has been done to look into the infrastructure needed as part of their Local Plan.

Rotherham Council is currently consulting on the plan it has drawn up to guide development across Rotherham over the next 15 years

During the consultation drop-in in Anston last week residents raised concerns about the infrastructure needed to support the plan.

Andy Duncan, planning policy manager at Rotherham Council, said an infrastructure delivery study had been carried out, looking into the amount and location of growth proposed and what this would mean for such things as roads and local services. He said this study helps the council to phase development and ask developers for a reasonable contribution to local services.

The council has also carried out a detailed traffic modelling to assess developments of local and main roads and help them set a community infrastructure levy, a tariff charge which will apply to developments to fund new infrastructure.

Mr Duncan said they were working with the education department over new school places that might be needed over the 15 years.

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