A HOMEOWNER has been ordered to remove his fence after illegally encroaching on public land. But the Government has ruled in its own favour and decided not to foot a £10,000 bill for costs following a public inquiry. Gary Watson … Continue reading
That any hopes RMBC may have had for treating the stopping up of Stubbin Lane as a rubber stamping exercise were dashed. The District Judge ordered there to be a full hearing on 19 June 2018. Currently the hearing is … Continue reading
Rotherham Planning Service is a finalist in the category for Local Authority Planning Team of the Year at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018. The RTPI Awards are the most established and respected awards in … Continue reading
STUBBIN LANE – THE SAGA GOES ON IN COURT So RMBC have made an application to Sheffield Magistrates’ Court under S116 of the Highways Act (1980) Why? The Legal Notice plan and application intends to stop up Stubbin Lane Highway … Continue reading
Sandra Horridge, Secretary of the Hands Off Stubbin Lane Community Action Group, has sent us her reflections on a victory won but with the war still far from over:
From the Advertiser: Victory, But the Battle Goes On!
‘The evidence given during the local Public Inquiry held at the Drop-In Community Centre Upper Haugh on 20 and 21 November 2012 confirmed amongst other things, the deliberate attempt to acquire part of Stubbin Lane highway for the applicant’s personal use and the encouragement / lack of opposition to this by Rotherham Metropolitan Council(RMBC).
In addition, it became clear that RMBC (as a Highway Authority) was in breach of its statutory duties and had advised the applicant to ‘stop up’ the highway following the awarding of retrospective planning permission by RMBC for a building upon land which he did not own and is a public amenity.
The applicant, Gary Watson, 11 Hoober Court, Upper Haugh, upon cross examination, admitted that the land was not part of his property, had committed the criminal offence of obstructing a public highway and removed a public right of way.
Naeem Siraj, barrister has provided advice for the next stage of the proceedings.’
Secretary HANDS OFF STUBBIN LANE COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP
The latest planning issue causing major problem at the moment concerns the residents of Stubbin Lane who are objecting to the annexation of land and the retrospective planning application. HOSL, only got a pdf of this at the moment, if a reader can convert it to a jpeg, so we can display it, we would be most grateful. Many Thanks for the jpeg.