Agenda and minutes

Planning Board - Thursday 27 February 2020 9.00 a.m.

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

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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, 6th February, 2020, be approved as a correct record of the meeting.


Deferments/Site Visits pdf icon PDF 53 KB


There were no site visits or deferments recommended.


Development Proposals pdf icon PDF 1 MB


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 applications listed below:-


-             Outline application for the erection of up to 35 No. dwellinghouses including details of access at land rear of 166 Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington for Messrs. T and J. Wilkinson (RB2019/1943)


Ms. J. Hodson (on behalf of the Applicant)

Mrs. N. Fieldsend (Objector)

Mrs. D. Harper (Objector)


-             Erection of 237 No. dwellinghouses with associated access road, car parking and landscaping at land at Oldgate Lane, Thrybergh for Engie Regeneration Limited (RB2019/1967)


Mr. R. Levin (Applicant)


-             Creation of local centre comprising of 6 No. units (use class A1, A3 and A5), car parking, landscaping and associated works at land off Harding Avenue, Rawmarsh for Mumbles 1 Ltd. (RB2019/1968)


Mr. J. Carr (Objector)

Mr. D. Campbell (Objector)

Mr. S. Campbell (Objector)

Mrs. S. Brenan (Objector)


-             Demolition of existing buildings, erection of 14 No. dwellinghouses and a four storey building comprising 31 No. apartments and demolition of funeral directors garage/storage building and erection of single storey four car garage building at Millfold Works, Westgate, Rotherham Town Centre for RMBC (RB2020/0088)


Mr. D. Mason (Applicant)


-             An additional letter of representation in support of the applications RB2019/1865 and RB2019/1866 (siting of containers A-F and G-M with brick cladding at J. E. James Cycles, Erskine Road, Eastwood) was read out from Councillor D. Fenwick-Green, Eastwood Ward Member.


(2)  That application RB2019/0951 be withdrawn for consideration.


(3)  That applications RB2019/1865, RB2019/1866 and RB2019/1968 be granted for the reasons adopted by Members at the meeting and subject to the relevant conditions listed in the submitted report.


(4) That, with regard to application RB2019/1943:-


(a)   subject to a legal agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 with the developer for the purposes of securing:-


·            Financial contribution of £500 per dwelling towards sustainable travel measures to support the development

·            An amended financial contribution of £2,369 towards improvements to bus stop 35841 controlled by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to support the development.  

·            Financial contribution of £750 towards the installation of a kissing gate on adjacent footpath (Dinnington Footpath No. 13)

·            Financial contribution of £460.69 per dwelling in respect of the installation of equipped play on the adjacent green space (Swinston Hill Recreation Ground) and towards ongoing maintenance costs.

·            Establishment of a Management Company to manage and maintain the areas of Greenspace on site.                                                               


(b) subject to the satisfactory securing of such an agreement, the Council resolves to grant planning permission for the proposed development subject to the reasons for grant and conditions listed in the submitted report.


(c)  That an amendment be made to the as yet unsigned Section 106 legal agreement relating to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 82.


Proposed Tree Preservation Order No 10, 2019 - Stonehaven, The Yews, Firbeck pdf icon PDF 84 KB


Consideration was given to a report of the Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport which detailed an enquiry to the Council’s Trees and Woodlands Service from the owner of the property Stonehaven asking for several broad leaf trees to be protected under a Tree Preservation Order.


The Council’s Trees and Woodlands Service visited the site and found that a number of the trees (12 in total) qualified for a Tree Preservation Order to be placed upon them.  Accordingly, the Tree Services Manager recommended that 2 x Cherry; 1 x Ornamental Plum; 1 x Maple; 1 x Silver Birch; 2 x Horse Chestnut; 3 x Sycamore and 2 x Willow standing on either the western boundary of the site or to the south of the property, be covered by a Tree Preservation Order on the grounds that:-


·            The trees concerned provide valuable and important amenity to the area.

·            The trees are mature in age and outwardly appear in reasonable to good condition with reasonable to good future prospects.

·            The trees are considered to be suitable species in relation to their setting and contribute to the leafy character of Haven Hill.

·            The trees are likely to provide associated wildlife and environmental benefits.

·            Following a request by the land owner it was expedient that these trees are protected as a precaution.


The report detailed the objections to the making of this Tree Preservation Order from a nearby neighbour on the grounds of the impact of trees on satellite/Sky TV signal.


The report detailed the comments by the Tree Service Manager who had considered the objection raised and concluded that the trees in question stood within the boundary of The Yews, Stonehaven, some of which were contained within the Order and others that were not. There were Conifers within the boundary that did not form part of the Tree Preservation Order, nor do they stand within a conservation area and as such no consent from the Council would be required to prune/fell the Conifers. However, consent from the landowner would be required should any pruning works be deemed necessary.


In respect of those trees on the boundary that would fall within the proposed Tree Preservation Order, the Order would not prevent tree pruning works being undertaken.  It would, however, prevent any unnecessary pruning works being undertaken that could possibly have a detrimental effect on the trees and the amenity that they provided to the surrounding area.


The objections to the Order have been carefully considered and the Order had been made in accordance with Government guidelines. In this instance, it is recommended that the Order be confirmed without modification. 


Resolved:- (1) That the report be received and its contents noted.


(2) That the serving of Tree Preservation Order No. 10 2019 be confirmed without modification with regard to the tree(s) subject of this report, situated at Stonehaven, The Yews, Firbeck under Section 198 and 201 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.




The following update information was provided:-


(a)       Probity in Planning


It was noted that a comprehensive training package for Planning Board Members would be arranged as part of Member Induction following the election in May, 2020.


(b)       Statistics and Data Comparisons


Further information on applications not built out and comparative data across the borough would be submitted to the Planning Board in due course.


Resolved:-  That the information be noted.


Date of next meeting


Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Planning Board take place on Thursday, 19th March, 2020 at 9.00 a.m.