Thorne Moorends Town Council voted unanimously last night to oppose proposals to allocate land at Bradholme in Thorne as employment use within the Doncaster Local Plan.
At a meeting of Thorne Moorends Town Council on Tuesday 9 October, residents expressed concerns over proposals to include in the Doncaster Local Plan an area of land surrounding Bradholme farm in Thorne. The land is being proposed for allocation as employment land, opening it up for potential industrial development.
Members of the public attending the meeting said they objected to the Bradholme proposals, citing a number of considerations including the area’s countryside setting, possible effect on wildlife, flood risk and drainage issues, air quality and traffic matters.
A planning application concerning the land at Bradholme had previously been refused in 2008 due to it being within countryside policy area. That application looked to develop the land for a large scale strategic distribution centre.
Following discussions by Thorne Moorends town councillors at the October meeting, members voted unanimously to oppose the proposals for the Doncaster local plan with Town Mayor Susan Durant urging residents to respond to the consultation and submit objections.
Cllr Joe Blackham said he supported a “total rejection” of the Bradholme proposals for the Doncaster local plan, adding it was “imperative that people put in objections”. Cllr Blackham said the proposals bore no resemblance to the Thorne and Moorends neighbourhood plan, saying it was “exactly the opposite”.
Thorne and Moorends Neighbourhood Plan – developed for insertion in the Doncaster Local Plan – is currently at its final stage and has been submitted to DMBC for approval. A copy of that document can be found at: www.tmplan.co.uk
Doncaster Council are currently consulting on draft policies and proposed sites for inclusion in its upcoming Local Plan – See: www.thornetimes.co.uk/consultation-begins-on-new-local-planning-policies