Agenda and minutes

Planning Board - Thursday 1 July 2021 9.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2TH. View directions

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No. Item


Exclusion of the Press and Public


There were no items on the agenda to warrant exclusion of the press and public.


Matters of urgency


There were no matters of urgency for consideration.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 280 KB

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


There were no Declarations of Interest to record.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 219 KB


Resolved:- That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning Regulatory Board held on Thursday, 10th June, 2021, be approved as a correct record of the meeting.


Deferments/Site Visits pdf icon PDF 116 KB


There were no site visits recommended.


Development Proposals pdf icon PDF 7 KB

Additional documents:


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 attended the meeting and spoke about the applications below:-


-               Erection of 76 No. dwellinghouses with associated access & landscaping at land West of Blue Mans Way Catcliffe for Strata Homes & Great Places Housing Group (RB2021/0037)


Mr. M. Rhodes (Applicant)

Ms. N. Martin (Objector)

Mr. N. Howarth (Objector)

Ms. E. Swanson (Objector)


-               Felling of trees protected by TPO No. 3 2016 at land west of Blue Mans Way Catcliffe for Strata Homes Limited (RB2021/0598)


Ms. C. Lindley (on behalf of the Applicant)

Mr. N. Howarth (Objector)

Ms. E. Swanson (Objector)


(2)  That, with regards to application RB2021/0037:-


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


      A commuted sum of £38,000 (£500 per dwelling) towards sustainable transport measures.

      Establishment of a Management Company to manage and maintain all communal landscaped open space areas and woodland as shown on the Proposed Layout Plan.

      £4,500 toward a Traffic Regulation Order relating to a 20 mph limit on the estate roads.


(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 and subject to amendments to Condition 19 and the inclusion of a further conditions; with the remaining conditions re-numbered accordingly to the end to now read:-


Land Contamination



Prior to commencement of development, an intrusive investigation and subsequent risk assessment must be undertaken by competent persons to determine the presence of the highwall, the current ground gassing regime and to determine that no significant soil or groundwater contamination is present beneath areas that were previously inaccessible and a written report of the findings must be produced. The written report is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.  Investigations to determine the location of the highwall must be undertaken in accordance with the letter prepared by Eastwoods & Partners Ltd entitled ‘Preliminary Recommendations for Development over Opencast Highwall – Blue Mans Way, Catcliffe’, dated March 2021, reference CAT/DN/45620-001


The above report must be conducted in accordance with DEFRA and the Environment Agency’s ‘Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination, CLR 11’ and Contaminated Land Science Reports (SR2 – 4).



To ensure that risks from land contamination to the future users of the land and neighbouring land are minimised, together with those to controlled waters, property and ecological systems, and to ensure that the development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other offsite receptors.



Subject to the findings of Condition19, if required a Remediation Method  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.




There were no updates to report.


Date of next meeting


Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Planning Board take place on Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 at 9.00 a.m. at Rotherham Town Hall.