A planning application seeking permission to build a warehouse on the site of a former sewage works has been submitted to Doncaster Council.
The proposal by the applicant, Stead – WPS Developments, is to erect a storage building with office and associated access on the site of the former Yorkshire Water sewage works at Lands End Road in Thorne.
In a supporting planning statement the 370 square metre unit is described as ‘modest’ in size and sits within a disused site that measures just over five acres. The document says the building is intended for one end user which is “envisaged as being one of the local or regional smaller distribution companies.”
A flood risk assessment submitted along with the application identifies the nearby River Don as being the ‘most potential source’ of flood risk on the site. The report proposes implementing mitigation measures with respect to floor levels and placement of electrical outlets. Soakaways would be installed to manage surface water run-off from rainfall, the document says.
The planning application is open to public comment and the site notice states the deadline for receipt of representations is Friday 28 August 2020.
The application and supporting documents can be found on Doncaster Council’s planning portal (planning.doncaster.gov.uk) under reference 20/01118/FUL.