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  • The next monthly meeting of the WCC will take place 7pm on Wednesday 14 June in the Brearley Room at the AMP.

Summary from the bi-monthly meetings with Harworth and the Landtrust

The WCC meets with Harworth and the Landtrust bi-monthly, and we endeavour to share a summary of the discussion with residents. Below is the summary of the meeting last week.

Olive Lane Consultation 30 May 2.30-7pm at the AMP, for the Olive Lane development only

Highwall Park Learn to Ride access – The area is not open to the public and people are trespassing onto private land. The fence is checked and re-closed daily by contractors. Please do not use it.

Community Garden – ground works for the water supply should be done in the next few weeks, and then Yorkshire Water will be asked to make the supply connection.

River Rother rubbish – the LandTrust are still seeking contractor quotes to remove the rubbish, and a tree which has collapsed into the water and continued to grow.

Highfield Lane road safety – all roads are designed to Highways England specification. RMBC Planning Team and their Highways Team have set the specification for the roads based on Highways England policies. Street lighting and built-up housing indicate that the estate is a 30mph area. Roads without marking are intended to encourage careful driving.

The WCC is aware that the situation is less than ideal, and has previously with RMBC about this, held speed watches, added vehicle activated speed cameras to Highfield Lane and placed information in the local WAVE magazine. South Yorkshire Police have already commented that they can only collate information about speeding on unadopted private roads and not enforce the limit.

Adoption of Highfield Lane / Sewer adoption - The sewers which run beneath Highfield Lane and connect to the area under Highwall Park need to be adopted by Yorkshire Water before Highfield Lane can be adopted by RMBC. Preparatory work has discovered that some drains have become deformed. There are many contributory reasons for this including, the drains were not put in properly, ground not compact before installation of drains, area around drains not backfilled properly and then squashed by subsequent works, excessive stockpiling of materials onto pipes by house builders. Yorkshire Water will not adopt the sewers until this addressed. Work starts in June 2023.

Harworth are aiming to sell its last two residential plots before the end of 2023.

Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2023 12:37 by Rachel Graham

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