A PLANNING utility has been submitted to Darlington Borough Council for the supply of as much as 25 traveller pitches on a website off Neasham Highway.
The positioning, in Lewisham Lane, is located to the east of an current traveller website, often called Rowan East. To the south is The Northern Echo Area, and to the north, past the railway line, is housing.
The proposal seeks to increase provision for traveller households for residential use, together with amenity blocks on every pitch, and a format based mostly on present Properties England design normal for Gypsy and traveller websites.
The positioning will probably be used to create fashionable traveller lodging based mostly on licensed pitch requirements to fulfill long-term want.
Native planning authorities have guidelines to make sure traveller websites usually are not developed in open countryside, and keep away from placing an excessive amount of strain on native infrastructure.
Highways England mentioned it raises no highways objections to the proposal, apart from including situations to enhance security.
Highways engineer Arthur Howson mentioned: “The brand new pitches will probably be accessed through the prevailing junction and entry highway off Neasham Highway which was upgraded as a part of a earlier utility which secured off-site freeway works as mitigation for elevated car actions related to 20 further pitches.
“These off-site works included rising the junction measurement to incorporate 10m radii kerbs to enhance visibility and turning actions, widening the entry highway to six.7m for 40m to be able to allow two means passage of automobiles off Neasham Highway, together with provision of two passing locations.
“An acceptable avenue lighting scheme and design needs to be submitted.”
Patrick Chisholm from Environmental Well being added: “Historic maps of the location don’t present any indication of the location having a previous historical past of business use which might have prompted potential contamination points. “Contaminated land investigations executed within the space as a part of the planning utility for the earlier traveller website didn’t uncover any floor contamination or floor fuel points.” The plans may be seen at https://publicaccess.darlington.gov.uk.
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