Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Board - Thursday 24 November 2022 9.00 a.m.

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

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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)


Councillor Elliott declared a personal interest in application RB2022/1469 (Change of use to living care facility (Use Class C2) with two storey and single storey side extension at Sitwell School House, Grange Road, Broom for Rotherham MBC) on the grounds of being a foster carer.  He remained in the room, but did not comment or vote on the application.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 3rd November, 2022 pdf icon PDF 129 KB


Resolved:- That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning Regulatory Board held on Thursday, 3rd November, 2022, be approved as a correct record of the meeting.


Deferments/Site Visits pdf icon PDF 117 KB


There were no deferments or 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, a number of people attended the meeting and spoke about the applications below:-


-               Change of use to living care facility (Use Class C2) with two storey and single storey side extension at Sitwell School House Grange Road Broom for Rotherham MBC (RB2022/1469)


Ms. H. Sweaton (Applicant on behalf of RMBC)

Mr. R. Bellamy (Objector)

Mr. M. Hussain (Objector)


-               Demolition of dwelling and erection of 3 no. detatched dwellings at The Wendy House 221 Moorgate Road Moorgate for Mr. E. Karim (RB2021/1245)


Mr. R. Milnes (Objector)

Mr. C. Precious (Objector)

Mrs. J. Herrett (Objector)

Mrs. V. Brennan (Objector)


-               Erection of 2.1m high palisade security fencing to boundaries adjacent to highway at Orchard Industrial Park New Orchard Road Thurcroft for Mr. R. Stevens (RB2022/1177)


Mr. R. Stevens (Applicant)


(2)  That, applications RB2022/1469 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 RB2021/1245 be granted for the reasons adopted by Members at the meeting and subject to the relevant conditions listed in the submitted report and also subject to an amendment to include the words “and hedges” in  Condition 6 to now read:-



Prior to commencement of development, a detailed landscape scheme 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, hedges 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 treatment to be erected.

-         A planting plan and schedule detailing the proposed species, siting, quality and size specification, and planting distances.

-         A written specification for ground preparation and soft landscape works.

-         The programme for implementation.

-         Written details of the responsibility for maintenance of all retained trees and hedges on the site, and a schedule of operations for the lifetime of the development, including replacement planting, that will be carried out for a period of 5 years after completion of the planting scheme.


The approved scheme shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approved landscape scheme and in accordance with the appropriate standards and codes of practice within a timescale agreed, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.



To ensure that there is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 150.




The following update information was provided:-


(a)        Use of land to extend garden areas including boundary wall/fence and gate at land to rear of 40-46 Roundwood Grove, Rawmarsh for Mr. Ding (RB2021/2041)


        Further to Minute No. 86(2) of the meeting of the Planning Board held on 7th April, 2022 consideration was given to an update on the above application.  Following a lapse of the timeframe for submitting an appeal and prior to the commencement of enforcement proceedings, action had been taken to remove the fencing and reinstate the land to its former use.


        Resolved:-  That the information be noted.


Date of next meeting


Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Planning Board take place on Thursday, 15th December, 2022 at 9.00 a.m. at Rotherham Town Hall.