Statement from Caroline Flint about the Yorkshire Wildlife Park expansion
Doncaster’s Planning Committee considered the application on 9 January.
I attended one of the first consultations on the planned expansion and encouraged the public to have their say. I looked at the plans in detail and read the objections raised by residents and the parish council.
"It was clear that, whilst the public support the Wildlife Park, and it is seen as an asset to Doncaster, most of the concerns and objections related to the access onto Hurst Lane, close to schools and a residential area.
"My submission made a number of proposals to explore alternative access to the Great Yorkshire Way (it appears that land ownership issues thwarted this option); a speed reduction to 20mph near the schools; and for monitoring of the traffic flows.
Although, the Planning Committee granted consent, it attached 65 conditions to the notice. These include:
- a new traffic light junction at Hurst Lane/Mosham Road
- an improved footpath on Hurst Lane
- the 40mph section of Hurst Lane to be reduced to 30mph
- and new engineering drawings to be provided to show how traffic will enter and leave the site at the Hurst Lane entrance.
The Notice of Decision will not be issued until agreement is reached on the Wildlife Park’s contribution to local infrastructure, namely a financial contribution to the cost of the Great Yorkshire Way, which would serve the park.
Read Caroline's submission to Doncaster Planning Committee.
Caroline Flint's submission can be read HERE
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