The ruling cabinet agreed to set money aside to draw up plans for the three projects when they met on Wednesday.
They agreed to revise the 2017-2020 capital investment programme - spending earmarked for one-off schemes - to include the new schemes.
It means £2.6m has now been earmarked to pull together plans for improvements to the road layout at the Dodworth Road, Broadway and Pogmoor Road crossroads, a further £2m will be set aside to pay for a three-storey extension at Penistone ALC to create additional schools places and £150k for a pet crematorium at Cannon Hall.
Coun Robin Franklin said they will be paid for with additional funding from the Sheffield City Region of about £1m and ‘deprioritising’ two other planned schemes - £1.8m previously identified for works to the junction of Smithies Lane and Wakefield Road and £1.6m for the speculative purchase of a substation off Harborough Hill Road.
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