Former green belt sites to be developed for housing in Rotherham


Two areas of former green belt land, including one which straddles a village conservation area, have been approved for housing by Rotherham Council after they were made available for development as part of the authority’s recently adopted local plan. The … Continue reading

Council planning service shows Rotherham is open for business


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

North east Derbyshire town vows to fight ‘destruction’ of ‘treasured’ greenbelt


Residents from across Dronfield are to launch a campaign to protect the town’s ‘treasured’ greenbelt land. The Dronfield Greenbelt Residents’ are protesting against the district council’s plans to build 860 homes on the outskirts of the town as part of … Continue reading

Save Our Green Belt – Sign Up To E-Newsletter

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They Mean Business!

The Star steps up to the plate!

South Yorkshire villagers pledge to keep battling to stop housing

Published on Sunday 12 August 2012 09:12

RESIDENTS have met with council chiefs to renew calls for green fields between South Yorkshire villages to be removed from a list of potential sites earmarked for up to 1,100 new homes.

People living around Anston, Woodsetts and Dinnington are unhappy the area is still included in Rotherham Council’s Core Strategy document for future development despite objections during consultation.

The protesters’ concerns have been raised by Rother Valley MP Kevin Barron. Read on…..

Dinnington Save Our Greenbelt – Campaign Hotting Up!

A new round of consultations is due to be launched by Rotherham MBC on the future of Rotherham’s Green Belt. With the consultation set to commence soon, Rotherham Politics has been told that, “things are hotting up a bit on the issue!”

Part of the Dinnington and Anston groups preparations, is the creation by the campaign of their own Facebook page:

From the Advertiser website: Rotherham new homes target slashed.

Mrs Overall’s – Acorn Antiques – April 16th 2012

Further jottings from a “Quality Parish Council”

Spring has sprung, the bells have rung – Come to this production both old and young
A child friendly production Suitable for all – Even considered suitable for those of a nervous disposition.

All sweetness and light – SO:  Who was missing?

Poison Ivy, also known to us as Joyce Brindley
Robin Stonebridge of the “You are a waste of life” comment YAAWOL
Helen Wardle – The Hair flicker and nail picker
John Thomas Ireland – The Hapless and Hopeless Chairman
Liz O’Brian
ISJ entered the arena 7.35pm, 5 minutes late (completely missed the Finance Meeting which commenced at 7pm),  It’s called making an entrance.

Guest Speaker- Ms Lucy Cheetham – Invited to talk on proposed litter picks in Anston.
She explained the role of the charity, Groundwork.  This charity does “clean ups” in various local areas.
Why has Judy Dalton invited a charity to undertake litter picks, when through the rates, householders pay RMBC to do this job?  The disgraceful state of litter in Anston was commented on by a member of the public.

Q  During the Parish Council session – Was Ian St.John conducting his own meeting with a parishioner
A   Yes
Q   Why
A   Showing off?
Q   Did the Chair, Judy Dalton admonish him
A   Don’t be silly

Q  Did the people from the sect, The Brethren, canvass the council to take out trees on Todwick Road
A    Yes
Q   Why
A   Because the cross roads have to be improved before they re-submit their planning application for their private school and Brethren Church?
Q   Why did the council start discussing this matter when the Brethren had confirmed they would be re-submitting their application later in the year.
A   No forward thinking – Surely this should be discussed once the planning application comes before the council

Obviously The Brethren are quite comfortable in not only building on green belt land but destroying wild life habitats.  Don’t care about God’s creatures nor Anston, Just want want want

From( Brief Notes from the Public Session 19 March 2012)
Q When will the Anston village green be litter picked?
A Litter picking of the Anston village green is a scheduled item and is carried out.
A member of the public said there was a word missing from the answer that word is NOW

Q   Did Judy Dalton say RMBC were short staffed to empty dog bins
A   Yes –
Q   So – Where does that leave  people –
A   An  increase in those not bothering to pick up!
Q   So what about “Pick up or Pay up”
A    What – No staff
Sh*t on the grass, sh*t on your shoes and bullsh*t from RMBC Councillors

Q   Was the council asked to vote on something they had not seen – AGAIN
A   Yes
Q   Did anyone speak against this procedure
A    Cllrs. Thornton & Crowther
Q   Did the Chair, Judy Dalton consider it acceptable for councillors to vote on something they have not had sight of.
A   Yep – It appears so – she put it to the vote
Q   Why were all the councillors, who voted for, prepared to vote blindly
A   Well it is the blind leading the blind – ONCE MORE
Q   What is the difference between a mushroom and an Anston Parish Councillor
A   Nothing – Both are kept in the dark and fed sh*t

Perhaps next time we should turn out all the lights for the whole meeting!

Never has there been such a pleasant meeting – All conducted in a courteous manner.  Was this due to those who were absent? Maybe Rotherham Politics could take some of the credit!
Excellent jokes from Cllr Gordon Jarvis, much appreciated by the public.  In fact to quote an ex councillor “It was a good night out”

An adjournment into secret session then took place – What happened there is not reportable.
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh – it’s a secret.

However little birds say that as soon as the public left Cllr Iain St.John, who had been rather quiet throughout the meeting,  reverted to type.  Yet again attempting to evict a fellow councillor.  At the end of the secret session a certain councillor spoke to the Chair regarding her biased chairmanship Well  let us wait and see – Lights out.

Goodnight All
Mrs Overall

Green Belt consultation – Feedback report.

A Rotherham Politics reader brings us news on the feedback resulting from the consultation on the LDF:

I’ve just found out that the consultation process of 2011 feedback report has been published: link,

I’ve had a quick look and it is obvious that the majority of points raised for Dinnington East (Page 17 onwards), if not all, come from the ‘Save Our Greenbelt Dinnington and Anston Action Group‘ letter of objection (of which over 1700 were handed in) but with two omissions (must be considered too trivial to include, perhaps) viz:

“Pressure will increase on emergency services, schools, doctors’ surgeries and local hospitals” and

“In the unfortunate event of Yorkshire Water’s pumps failing (as happened in Goole on the 3 August 2011), the traditional pond will no doubt form, as now, in the bottom of the fields LDF216 and LDF220 with potential flooding to homes in Birkdale Avenue, Wentworth Way, Turnberry Way, Moortown Avenue and Belfry Way”.

The objection letter of the group can be found here: