Planning Objections

Details of objections submitted on planning applications

These are the planning applications to which Wickersley Parish Council has objected.
Each record shows the date on which the objections were submitted to Rotherham Borough Council and the reasons for the objections.

Acting on behalf of parishioners, Wickersley Parish Council takes great care to review ALL Planning applications. When the decision is made to raise an objection considerable work goes into formulating the objection - ensuring the objections are based on 'material considerations' and taking account of the recent approved 'Cumulative Impact Zone' (CIZ) for Wickersley

RB2020/1284 4, Oaklands, Wickersley - Application for works to 3 TPO'd trees

Wickersley Parish Council comments submitted on 21st September 2020

Wickersley Parish Council objects to the removal of the protected beech tree as appears to be of good quality and has significant amenity value as seen from Oaklands and Almond Glade. Indeed the neighbour has objected to the removal on the grounds that it is of value to them. No evidence has been submitted to suggest that the tree is causing any real issues for the property and unless such evidence is put forward it is considered that it should be retained and perhaps pruned as an alternative measure.

RB2020/1350 Land to rear of 46-50 Goose Lane - Erection of 2 dwellings with integral garages and widening of the existing access

Wickersley Parish Council comments submitted on 21st September 2020

Wickersley Parish Council object to this development on the following grounds,

  1. The scale of the proposed dwellings is inappropriate for this backland development and will be overly dominant with regard to neighbouring properties on Goose Lane a number of which are bungalows.
  2. The proposed dwellings will overlook the rear gardens of a number of properties and cause significant loss of amenity and privacy to the occupants of those properties.
  3. The access to three properties will run directly alongside properties on Goose lane leading to unacceptable noise and disturbance to the occupants.
  4. The proposal involves loss of parking provision for No 46, Goose Lane with no indication of how this will be replaced without adding to on street parking and thus increasing existing congestion on Goose Lane
  5. The access onto Goose lane has inadequate pedestrian visibility due to the high boundary fencing around No 42, Goose lane. The additional traffic from two new dwellings will result in a danger to pedestrian safety

RB2020/0847 89 Green Lane, Wickersley - Demolition of garage and erection of new detached garage

Wickersley Parish Council submitted comments on 27th August 2020

Wickersley Parish Council wishes to point out that the application seeks consent for a detached garage only, whereas the submitted plans also show part of the building being used as a hairdressing salon. The description of development should therefore be amended accordingly.

The Parish Council wishes to raise objection to such a business use as no provision is shown for customer parking in a residential road, which is already congested with on street parking. Furthermore, this business activity could lead to disturbance and loss of amenity to neighbouring residential properties.

RB2020/1246 Merton Cottage, Woodland Close, Wickersley - Application to undertake works to a tree(s) protected by RMBC TPO No 07, 1977

Wickersley Parish Council comments submitted 27th August 2020

Wickersley Parish Council wishes to raise an objection to the felling of these two trees, both of which are substantial specimens which have important amenity value. The reasons given for their proposed removal do not appear to be sufficient to justify the loss of these important specimens which make an important contribution to the streetscape.

RB2020/1051 Seasons 151-153 Bawtry Road, Wickersley. Change of use of first floor to restaurant (use class A3) and erection of two storey side extension

Wickersley Parish Council comments submitted on 21st August 2020

Wickersley Parish Council objects to the change of use of the first floor of the premises to a restaurant use on the grounds that it would unacceptably add to the existing public nuisance already caused by the many A3 and A4 premises within Wickersley centre by reason of late night noise and disturbance, anti-social and drunken behaviour which particularly impacts on nearby residential areas.

The area has recently been made the subject of a Cumulative Impact Zone under licensing regulations in recognition that Wickersley has reached saturation point with regards to the number of licensed premises with negative impacts on the residential population caused by excessive drinking , late night noise and disturbance, litter, broken glass, higher crime associated with the night time economy and anti-social behaviour impacting in particular on the higher than average elderly population in Wickersley. Many of these issues are planning as well as licensing considerations.

It is acknowledged that the ground floor of the premises already has planning permission for use as a restaurant but this application would significantly increase the number of covers to 62 in total as evidenced in the recent licensing application as well as the proposed use of the outside of the premises to the front of the building and in the open courtyard area to the side. This has the potential to significantly intensify the use of the premises and lead to larger numbers of people leaving the restaurant late at night causing noise and other disturbance to nearby residents. In addition, there is no parking provision associated with these premises and there is already an acknowledged parking issue in Wickersley with more and more vehicles being parked in surrounding residential streets especially in the evenings due to the number of eating and drinking establishments.

It is therefore considered that this application should be refused on the grounds that it would unacceptably add to the cumulative adverse effect of A3 and A4 uses within Wickersley Centre through noise, disturbance and anti-social behaviour. This adversely affects the amenity of local residents especially at unsocial hours. Furthermore, the use will further exacerbate the shortfall of parking provision within Wickersley Centre leading to further unacceptable parking in surrounding residential streets.

In addition to the objection by Wickersley Parish Council, the following councillors object individually:

P Thirlwall

N Judah

P Beighton

E Boswell

S Horsfield

B McNeely

A Bates

RB2020/0890 7, Lings Lane - Erection of a bungalow with rooms in roofspace

Wickersley Parish Council comments submitted on 21st August 2020

This application is located in the side garden of an existing semi detached property for which there is a separate application for a two storey and single storey rear extension (application RB2020/0889). The development of the whole side garden area , together with the proposed extension, would leave the existing property with very little amenity space and would be below the 60 sq m required for a three bedroomed property . Furthermore, there is no off-street parking provision shown for either property which would lead to on street parking in an already congested street. This does not meet RMBC requirements. Wickersley Parish Council wish to object to the application on that basis.

RB2020/1015 Land adjacent 2, Oaklands, Wickersley - Erection of 1 dwellinghouse.

Wickersley Parish Council comments submitted on 21st August 2020

This application site contains a number of mature tress which are subject to TPO's. A previous application was refused in 2018 and dismissed at appeal on the grounds of negative impact on the health and structural safety of the protected trees through the need to excessively manage their size and shape to provide sufficient clearance of the building to provide access to minimum levels of sunlight. It was feared this would lead to increased pressure on the trees to be either heavily pruned or felled which would lead to a reduction of amenity.

The current application improves on the refused application by designing it so that most habitable rooms are oriented to face away from the trees . However, the house will still be surrounded on three sides by trees which will overshadow the property and could still lead to pressure to remove or heavily prune them in the future. Wickersley Parish Council consider that this application should therefore only be approved if the Borough Council's tree officer considers these concerns can be satisfactorily addressed.

RB2020/0507 33, Bawtry Road Demolition of garage, partial demolition of front and rear elevations and erection of two story front, side and rear extensions, creation of rooms in the roof space including dormer windows to front and rooflights to side and rear.

Wickersley Parish Council comments submitted on 29 April 2020

The proposed extensions and alterations to the dwelling are of an inappropriate scale, mass and height in relation to the surrounding area and will create a building of excessive size which will be overbearing in relation to its neighbours and out of character with the area. The scale of the proposed development is not materially different to that refused in 2018 and dismissed on appeal. The Parish Council sees no reason why this application should be treated any differently to that previously proposed on this site

Last updated: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:48