28.98 Ac(11.73 Ha)
Price on application

Barnsley RoadWest Melton, Barnsley


    Key features

    • Allocated in the 2018 Rotherham Local Plan for 328 dwellings
    • Greenfield site extending to approximately 28.98 acres (11.73 hectares) gross
    • Established residential location with excellant road and rail links
    • Approximatley 5 miles south east of Barnsley and 5 miles

    Greenfield Site Residential Development Opportunity

    About this property

    • The greenfield site of arable farmland comprises a gross area of approximately 28.98 acres (11.73 hectares). The site is arranged in a broadly ‘L’ shape, with a main square area fronting on to Barnsley Road and Pontefract Road, together with a smaller rectangular area to the south. To the western, southern and eastern boundaries there is established residential development, predominantly from the post war period onwards. There are also playing fields to the southern boundary, immediately adjacent to the subject site. There are a small number of light industrial occupiers across Barnsley Road to the north. Overhead High Voltage electricity cables cut across the centre of the site, trending in a northeast–southwest direction, with a pylon and associated electrical substation adjacent to the northern site boundary. The site’s topography is relatively flat across the site.

    Local information

    • The subject site is located within the South Yorkshire village of West Melton to the south of Barnsley Road and east of Pontefract Road. This
    • is an established residential location with a wide range of local services and amenities within easy reach, including, shops, pubs and restaurants. RSPB Dearne Valley Old Moor wetlands nature reserve is located within half a mile north of the site, offering 220 acres of protected and managed ecological environment. There are two infant and two primary
    • schools within 1 mile of the site, including the Outstanding Ofsted rated Brampton Ellis C of E Primary School. There are a number of secondary
    • and VI Form collages within a 3 mile radius.
    • The site is approximately 5 miles south east of Barnsley and 5 miles north of Rotherham, enjoying excellent road links to junction 36 of the M1, via the A6195 and to junction 37 of the A1 (M) via the A635. Wombwell Railway Station is approximately 2.5 miles to the west and to Bolton Upon Dearne railway station is approximately 3 miles to the east,
    • providing regular services to Sheffield, Huddersfield and Leeds. The site itself can be accessed via Barnsley Road and Pontefract Road.