Agenda item

Development Proposals


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 the applications below:-


-               Installation and operation of a solar energy park and associated infrastructure at Common Farm Bookers Lane Dinnington for Banks Renewables Common Farm Solar Farm Ltd. (RB2022/1203)


Ms. R. Edmunds (Applicant)

Mr. C. Jepson (Objector)

        Comments were also read out on behalf of Councillor Tarmey.


-               Increase in height of part of building from 2 to 3 storeys with rooms in the roofspace to create 4 additional apartments at Phoenix Court 67 Blyth Road Maltby for Mr Blum (RB2022/1806)


Ms. J. Towe (Objector)

Mr. C. McMahon (Objector)


Statements were also read out from:-

Ms. D. Day (on behalf of the Applicant)

Mr. P. Moxon (Supporter)

Mr. and Mrs. K Boyd (Objectors)


-       Erection of 29 dwellings, including access, landscaping and ancillary works at Land off Oak Road Wath-upon-Dearne for Hoober Homes (RB2023/0125)


        Ms. J. Beckett (Applicant)

        Mr. D. Skupian (Objector)

        Mrs. J. Skupian (Objector)

        Mr. B. Oldham (Objector)

        Mrs. J. Oldham (Objector)

        A statement was also read out on behalf of an Objector living on Poplar Drive.


(2)  That with regards to application RB2022/1203:-


(a)  The application be referred to the Secretary of State (Planning Casework Unit) under The Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2021, being inappropriate development in the Green Belt and having a floorspace over 1000 sqm and would have a significant impact on the openness of the Green Belt.


(b)  That subject to the National Planning Casework Unit not calling in the application for determination the Council resolves to grant permission for the proposed development subject to the conditions set out in the report.


(3)  That the Planning Board declare that it was not favourably disposed towards application RB2022/1806 and that it be refused on the grounds that the Council considers that the proposed alterations by virtue of the increased roof height together with the proportions would be detrimental to the character of this historic building and appear out of keeping with the streetscene. As such, it is significantly harmful to the character and appearance of the area, contrary to Local Plan Policies SP55 ‘Design Principles’ and CS28 ‘Sustainable Design,’ and the National Planning Policy Framework.  The exact wording for this reason for refusal to be agreed in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Board.


(4)  That application RB2022/1884 be granted for the reasons adopted by Members at the meeting and subject to the relevant conditions listed in the submitted report.


(5)  That, with regards to application RB2023/0125:-


(a)   The Council enter into an Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the purposes of securing the following:-


·              Seven Affordable Housing Units on site (25% of total units).

·              A commuted sum of £500 per dwelling (£14,500) towards sustainable transport promotion.

·              A commuted sum of £56,091 towards education secondary education in Wath upon Dearne.

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


(b) subject to the satisfactory signing 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.

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