Agenda and minutes

Planning Board - Thursday 25 April 2024 9.00 a.m.

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

Contact: Debbie Pons, Governance Adviser  The webcast can be viewed at

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




There were no matters of urgency for consideration.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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


There were no Declarations of Interests to report.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 11th April, 2024 pdf icon PDF 155 KB


Resolved:- That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning Regulatory Board held on Thursday, 11th April, 2024, be approved as a correct record of the meeting.


Deferments/Site Visits pdf icon PDF 152 KB


Application RB2024/0042 (demolition of existing conservatory, erection of two storey side extension and creation of balcony to rear, amendment to previous application RB2022-0883 (demolition of existing conservatory and erection of two storey side extension and creation of balcony to rear) at 83 Wickersley Road, Broom for Mr. and Mrs.  Hussain) be deferred by the Planning Board at the request of officers due to the need to gather further information.


Development Proposals pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:


Resolved:-  (1)  That, on the development proposal now considered, the requisite notice 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 Mr. W. Kasangura (Applicant) attended the meeting and spoke about the application below:-


-               Change of use of dwelling from residential (Use Class C3) to children’s home for up to three children (Use Class C2) change of use of existing rear garage to ancillary caretaker’s accommodation and erection of fence railings and gates and alterations to stone pillars at Slade Hollow, Hooton Lane, Laughton-en-le-Morthen for Principle Support (RB2023/0964)


(2)  That application RB2023/0964 be granted for the reasons adopted by Members at the meeting and subject to the relevant conditions listed in the submitted report and subject to an amendment to Condition No. 2 to include the latest plan number in respect of the perimeter fencing/railings.


(3)  That application RB2024/0042 be deferred by the Planning Board due to the need for officers to gather further information.




The following update information was provided:-


(a)        Phoenix Court, 67 Blyth Road, Maltby


        Further to Minute No. 198(3) of the meeting of the Planning Board held on 18th May, 2023, an update was provided on the outcome of an appeal following refusal of planning permission for RB2022/1806 (increase in height of part of building from two to three storeys with rooms in the roofspace to create 4 additional apartments at Phoenix Court, 67 Blyth Road, Maltby for Mr Blum (RB2022/1806)


        The appeal was allowed and details of the Inspector’s decision were provided for Planning Board Members.


        With regards to the applicant’s request for costs to be awarded, the Inspector whilst allowing the appeal did not consider the Council’s decision to refuse to be unreasonable and, therefore, dismissed the request.


(b)        Memorial Wheel on land south of Wood Lane, Treeton


Further to Minute No. 183 of the meeting of the Planning Board held on 6th April, 2023 in relation to the refusal of application RB2022/1639 (Application to vary Condition 2 (approved plans) imposed by RB2020/1860 at land south of Wood Lane, Treeton for Jones Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd.) discussion had taken place with Jones Homes about the Memorial Wheel and its orientation.


An agreement had now been reached about the most appropriate location/siting of the Memorial Wheel and an application had been submitted for approval (reference RB2024/0119).


The application was readvertised on site and no objections were received as the location and the orientation of the Memorial Wheel were now deemed appropriate and approved.


Works on site would commence at the end of May, 2024.


(c)         Training for Planning Board Members


Confirmation was provided on the training of future Planning Board Members following the election which would be interactive and informative.  Members were encouraged to engage with the training and feedback was welcomed.


Whilst Members noted that mandatory training was to be provided for those that sat on Planning Board, it was suggested that some form of training on Planning also be extended to all Members.


Current Planning Board Members were thanked by officers for the involvement in decisions over the last year.


(d)        Note of Thanks


The Acting Chair of the Planning Board wished to place on record his thanks and appreciation to all those involved in the processes for Planning and especially those officers involved with the functions and administration of the Planning Board itself.


Resolved:- That the information be noted.


Date of next meeting


Resolved:-  That the next meeting of the Planning Board take place on Thursday, 6th June, 2024 at Rotherham Town Hall at 9.00 a.m.