Agenda and minutes

Planning Board - Thursday 11 January 2018 9.00 a.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer. 

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 62 KB

(A form is attached and spares will be available at the meeting)


Councillor Walsh declared a personal interest in applications RB2017/1426 and RB2017/1717 on the grounds of being a member of the Corporate Energy Institute.


Councillor John Turner declared a personal interest in applications RB2017/1426 and RB2017/1717 on the grounds that he had an energy transformer on land owned by himself.  He abstained from voting on these applications.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 25 KB


Resolved:-  That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning Regulatory Board held on Thursday, 7th December, 2017, be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chairman.


Deferments/Site Visits pdf icon PDF 26 KB


There were no deferments or site visits recommended.


Development Proposals pdf icon PDF 978 KB


Resolved:- (1) That, on the development proposals now considered, the requisite notices be issued and be made available on the Council’s website and that the time limits specified in Sections 91 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 apply.


In accordance with the right to speak procedure, the following people attended the meeting and spoke about the following applications:-


-              Demolition of existing buildings on Domine Lane, erection of 6 storey building comprising of retail unit at ground floor & 32 No. apartments above and part change of use of ground floor building on Main Street to use class A1, A2 , A3 and conversion of floors above to 29 No. apartments, including part demolition and rebuild & formation of courtyard car park to rear at Westgate Chambers Westgate Rotherham Town Centre for HMP Bespoke Construction Ltd. (RB2017/1225)


Councillor B. Cutts (Objector)

Mr. M. McGrail (Objector)


-              Small scale electricity battery storage facility consisting of 25 No. 2MW battery containers and 10 No. 2MW Inverters, plant & substation and external works at Nether Moor Field Green Lane Thurcroft for Thurcroft Energy Limited (RB2017/1426)


Mr. M. Jones (Applicant)

Mrs. M. Godfrey (Objector)

Mr. P. Thirlwall (Objector)

Mr. A. Bates (Objector)

Councillor B. Cutts (Objector)


An additional letter in support of the application, received after the agenda was printed, was read out at the meeting.


-              Erection of an energy storage facility and associated ancillary equipment and components at land adjacent Thurcroft substation off Moat Lane Wickersley for EDF Energy Renewables (RB2017/1717)


Mr. T. Frost (Applicant)

Mrs. M. Godfrey (Objector)

Mr. P. Thirlwall (Objector)


(2)   That application RB2017/1225 be granted for the reasons adopted by Members at the meeting and subject to the relevant conditions listed in the submitted report.


(3)  That application RB2017/1407 be granted for the reasons adopted by Members at the meeting, the relevant conditions listed in the submitted report and subject to an amendment to Condition No. 8 and deletion of Condition 9,leading to the renumbering of conditions thereafter, to now read:-



Prior to commencement of any excavation works a detailed landscape scheme for the reinstatement of land disturbed by the works hereby approved within the Highwall Park area shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority.


The landscape scheme shall be prepared to a minimum scale of 1:200 and shall clearly identify through supplementary drawings where necessary:


-              The extent of existing planting, including those trees or areas of vegetation that are to be retained, and those that it is proposed to remove.

-              The extent of any changes to existing ground levels, where these are proposed.

-              Any constraints in the form of existing or proposed site services, or visibility requirements.

-              Areas of structural and ornamental planting that are to be carried out.

-              The positions, design, materials and type of any boundary treatments or gateway features to be erected were relevant.

-              A planting plan and schedule detailing the proposed species, siting, quality and size specification,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.




The following update information was reported:-


(a)        Details for the proposed order of proceedings for the next meeting on 25th January, 2018, which would incorporate the application for the construction of a well site and drilling on land adjacent to Common Road, Harthill.


(b)        Provisional date for a standalone meeting for the application relating to drilling operations at Woodsetts.


Date of next meeting


Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Planning Board take place on Thursday, 25th January, 2018, at 9.00 a.m.