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Melton High Street, West Melton, Rotherham



A most attractive potential development site consisting of up to eight units, including five Grade II Listed stone barn conversions and three new builds, in a delightful Conservation Area of a popular South Yorkshire village, convenient for Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and the Dearne Valley Parkway.

Access to the farmyard will be over the new estate road known as Hayes Walk.



The Joint Venture Project would be to convert three large stone barns into 5 units and the development of three new build townhouses as part of this farmyard scheme in a delightful Conservation Area of a popular South Yorkshire village between Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley.


This would be a joint venture between the vendors, Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estates, and a builder/developer with a common goal to maximise the potential of the site, obtaining planning permission and subsequent development and sale.

Joint Venture Agreement

The JV agreement will be formally documented between parties and will reflect the terms agreed to include funding, development strategy, sales and division of proceeds in accordance with Heads of Terms or Agreement.



Viewings undertaken at your own risk. Vacant property can be hazardous. Beware of slip/trip hazards, naked wires, sharp surfaces and poorly lit spaces etc. Do not interfere with plumbing or wiring installations etc. Children are to be under the charge of accompanying adults and must be supervised at all times.

Kindly note, access to the site is via the gates at the rear of the site via Hayes Walk.


In 2011 and 2013, two planning applications were made with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council on the Highfield Farmyard, planning application RB/2011/0809 and Highfield Farmstead, planning application RB/2013/1399, accordingly. The farmyard application was approved subject to the purchasers undertaking a Section 106 agreement which has not been progressed.

The 2011 planning application was for conversion and alterations to the farmhouse to form two new dwelling houses, conversion and alterations to existing barns to form six new dwelling houses, erection of three two storey dwelling houses and associated garages and demolition of the agricultural buildings, and outline planning application 2013/99 was for the demolition of the existing (modern) farm buildings and creation of residential development. We understand the Affordable Housing Commuted Sum was, at that time, £10,000 per new unit.

Persimmon Homes, one of the country’s major house builders have now developed the adjoining site to Highfield Farmstead.

Rights of laying/connecting into services into this new drive will be retained for the benefit of the farmyard purchaser as well. Rights of access can be utilised anywhere along the entrance route which is due to be installed by the builder of the new development.

Interested parties are advised to contact Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council planning department to discuss their particular proposals for development of the site in connection with making their planning application.

The Council’s contact details are:-

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Planning Department

Main Street

Rotherham  S60 1AE



A copy of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s Pre-Application enquiry dated 31st January 2018 can be viewed on our website or a copy can be obtained from our office.


The attached plan shows the Highfield Farmyard site shaded pink, extending to approximately 0.623 acres or thereabouts, 

with its shared access road shaded blue. The plan’s original scale of 1:500 has been affected by printing so please do not scale from it. This plan is provided purely for identification purposes only. The vendor’s solicitors will confirm the tenure, boundaries, services, rights of way etc in the usual way.


All the usual mains services are understood to be within the vicinity, however prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries with the utility companies to check that those services that are available.


For the barns, farmhouse and cottage are included in these details, purely for identification purposes only and should not be scaled from.


The purchaser of the farmyard will be required to covenant to provide a copy of their final drawings for their development scheme to be presented to our clients for their approval which will not be unreasonably withheld.


If travelling from Barnsley on the A635 Doncaster Road, at Stairfoot roundabout take the third exit onto the A633 Mexborough/Rotherham Road and pass through Aldham Bridge, Wombwell along its bypass and through Brampton. At the roundabout just after the Broomhill nature reserve, exit onto the B6089 Knollbeck Lane/Brampton Road. The road becomes known as Packman Road and at the crossroads with Elsecar Road, turn left at the traffic lights onto Firth Road through West Melton and onto Melton High Street. Just after the junction with Brampton Road, the property can be located a short distance along on the left hand side and can be identified by our sale board.

Alternatively, if travelling from Doncaster/Mexborough on the A633 Wath Road, proceed along the Manvers Way and at the sixth roundabout take the first turning left onto the A633 Station Road/Dearne Way, towards Swinton. Within approximately a third of a mile at the roundabout turn right (third exit) onto the B6097 Biscoe Way/West Street. At the junction with Barnsley Road, turn left onto the B6097 Melton High Street. After the junction with Oaklea Avenue, the property can be located along on the right hand side. Our sale board will help to identify the property.

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Melton High Street, West Melton, Rotherham


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Bolton-on-Dearne Station2.4 miles
  • Wombwell Station2.4 miles
  • Swinton (S. Yorks.) Station2.7 miles
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