Agenda and minutes

Planning Board - Thursday 6 December 2018 9.00 a.m.

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

Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer.  The webcast can be viewed at

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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


There were no Declarations of Interest to report.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 61 KB


Resolved:- That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning Regulatory Board held on Thursday, 15th November, 2018, be approved as a correct record.


Deferments/Site Visits pdf icon PDF 53 KB


There were no site visits nor deferments recommended.


Development Proposals pdf icon PDF 404 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.


(2)  That application RB2018/0909 be granted for the reasons adopted by Members at the meeting and subject to the relevant conditions listed in the submitted report.


Report of the Assistant Director of Planning Regeneration and Transport pdf icon PDF 67 KB


Consideration was given to the reporthighlighted the current performance of the Development Management team.


The report detailed the performance statistics for Development Management against the Government targets for each application type.  It also set out what enforcement action had been prioritised against the new Enforcement Plan during 2018.


Development Management, like all other services within the Council, had to save money year on year and was now at a resource level that would struggle to maintain performance if it was subject to further reductions. 


A considerable amount of work had been undertaken to ensure the service was as efficient as possible and this, amongst a few other reasons, had been recognised by the RTPI in awarding Rotherham as the ‘Local Authority Planning Team of the Year’ 2018.


Resolved:-  That the report be received and the contents noted.




The following update information was provided:-


-          The scheme of delegation had recently been changed which in the main affected courtesy consultation planning applications.  This would now mean that only controversial and/or those applications where the development was close to the Rotherham boundary would be submitted to the Board.


Date of next meeting


Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Planning Board take place on Thursday, 10th January, 2019 at 9.00 a.m.