The exact same plans that were recommended for refusal are heading back before Rotherham's planning board having since been approved.
Rothbiz reported last month that expansion plans from Rotherham logistics firm, The Green Group, that could create hundreds of jobs on a former brickworks, were being recommended for refusal due to the site being in the Green Belt.
A planning application was submitted to replace the buildings on the current Maltby site - part of the Ibstock brickworks - with a new build, 100,000 sq ft bonded warehouse with offices.
Members of the planning board went against the officer's recommendation, voting nine to three, not to refuse the plans, despite planners stating that the development and jobs could be located in more preferable locations designated for employment use and not in the Green Belt.
Members considered that the proposed development will be beneficial for the local economy, generating significant additional jobs, on a site that is already occupied by the applicant, and that these amount to the very special circumstances to justify the inappropriate development in the Green Belt.
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