Rotherham District Civic Society
Protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of Rotherham
Bassingthorpe Springs to be Developed for Housing
July the 3rd, 2012
The Local Authority has published its Core Strategy for consultation.  In it there is the clear statement that Bassingthorpe Springs will be, with Waverley, one of the main growth spots for housing over the next twelve years.  Nearly 4,000 houses will be built at Bassingthorpe Springs, obliterating a working farm and exposing new residents to a potential chemical explosion at a nearby works.  A valuable piece of Green Belt and a landscape asset will be lost forever.