Highway repair works to begin in Mapplewell

Highway repair work needs to be carried out in Mapplewell to address some defects which have been identified in work first completed two years ago, by the developer who undertook the original work.

Extensive works to Mapplewell village centre were carried out in the Autumn and Winter of 2018 and related to a planning condition issued by the council when it granted outline planning permission for a residential development on the former North Gawber colliery site.

Since these works were completed, some defects have emerged which now require repairs to be carried out. This is at no cost to the council as responsibility falls to the developer.

Work will begin on Sunday 18 October for a period of up to six weeks, with closures of Spark Lane and Greenside on Sundays only. Works will continue during the week, without road closures, but will include works on the footway. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture), said: “These works did cause some disruption to local businesses and residents when they were carried out in 2018, so it is regrettable that further remedial works are now required.

“However the overall result of the scheme is an improved local street scene.

“The defects identified might not be obvious to members of the public, but it’s important they are put right now, by the developer, before the situation worsens and without burden falling onto local taxpayers.

“I’d like to offer assurance to everyone that we will work with the developer and contractor to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”

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