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Tankersley Parish Council in partnership with Tankersley and Pilley Environmental Group are organising hanging baskets for the community.

The baskets will be located on BMBC approved lamp posts on the main streets through the village (Westwood New Road – New Road – Carr Lane – Pilley Green – Chapel Road – Pilley Lane – Lidgett Lane).

Are you interested in sponsoring one?
The prices are:
• Basket 66.00 (incl VAT) * Per annum
• Plaque 30.00 (incl VAT) * Optional
• Bracket – Supported with funding from the Penistone Ward Alliance

The baskets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To order, or ask further questions contact:

Email: Hangingbaskets@tankersleypc.org

Phone: 07970818575

*Prices are correct at the time of printing

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We have received the following notification from Barnsley Council:



An order will be made to close Tankersley Lane from Green Lane to No.31 Tankersley Lane, on 25th September 2020 for one day only.

Reason: Make permanent reinstatement

An alternative route is available via: Sheffield Road/A61/Westwood New Road/New Road

PROMOTER: Morrison Utility Services, 0345 1242424

11th September 2020

Matthew Gladstone
Executive Director
Place Directorate
PO Box 609
S70 9FH”

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BMBC parks dept are allowing Avant homes access and some work across the playing field we have down Lidgett Lane.

They have secured some funding in compensation and BMBC will purchase approx 50 extra heavy standard trees onto the site.

The Parish Council has expressed its concern to BMBC about losing trees on Pilley Green associated with the building development work and lobbied to keep this to a minimum, so the commitment to new planting is welcome.

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An order will be made to close the full length of Lidgett Lane, from 21 September 2020 for approximately five days

Reason: gas mains replacement works

An alternative route is available via: Pilley Green/New Road

PROMOTER: tRIIO, telephone: 07525 698401

11 September 2020

Matthew Gladstone
Executive Director
Place Directorate
PO Box 609
S70 9FH

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Many residents have had difficulty responding / appealing to the Hermes planning application 2020/0647.

Currently the developer is to build a T junction on Tankersley Lane allowing industrial traffic access to our area and blocking our direct access to the common.
BMBC offered an “AHEAD ONLY” solution “straight through only” traffic light controlled crossroads enabling control on industrial traffic and access to the common for locals

To have any chance of maintaining what residents voted for (option 2 on briefing communication) then we must write to:


stating we want Tankersley Lane to be maintained open for local traffic and controlled by a straight through traffic light system “Ahead only system”.

See below an email from Barnsley Council advising a parish councillor that You can communicate as advised above.

To get what you asked for needs as many of you to write in TODAY IMMEDIATELY.

Email from Barnsley Council
From: DevelopmentControl & DevelopmentManagement
Subject: RE: 2020/0647 Planning Application Consultation
Date: 25 August 2020 at 09:38:21 BST To:
Good morning
You can submit comments to this email address
Kind regards
Development Management
Regeneration and Culture, Place Directorate Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
PO Box 634 S70 9GG

The link to the application: https://wwwapplications.barnsley.gov.uk/PlanningExplorerMVC/Home/ApplicationDetails?planningApplicationNumber=2020%2F0647

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Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return. The return has been published with this notice (see Public Documentation page – Accounts 2019/20). This notice sets out the resident’s rights with regards to being able to inspect and make copies of the return as well as the opportunity to question the appointed auditor and make an objection.

Notice of Public Rights

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Joe Jenkinson, Head of Planning. has responded to our email of 25/06/20 re the potential closing of Tankersley Lane.

“Thanks Dennis.

We’ll feed this in. There will be another opportunity for people to have their say as the planning applications have landed for the proposed Hermes development and associated infrastructure. I’ll ensure that the PC are notified as well as anyone that has made representation regarding Tankersley Lane (this should hopefully happen back end of the week).

The submitted details show it remaining open up until the new spine road but closed to the east (see attached). The applications have arrived quicker than we anticipated but we have been able to review much of the feedback from the consultation and there was a clear desire to retain the connection between Tankersley and Pilley though to Hoyland Common. As submitted, the applications will enable this to remain albeit there would be a slight detour up or down the link road to travel east. Our Highways Officers have considered whether it would be possible to keep Tankersley Lane fully open with a crossroad junction where it would meet the new road but this would result in a conflicting manoeuvres. A roundabout would also not be suitable because this would reduce the attractiveness of the new spine road as an alternative to travelling through the Hoyland Common crossroads. We also need to consider the amenity of residents on Tankersley Lane who will be most directly affected by the development proposals.

Given the applications have only just land, colleague in Highways have not yet had chance to appraise all details within them. Accordingly, there is still a possibility things could change but I felt it important to give you a heads up re: the applications and the current rationale for the Tankersley Lane “T junction” (as opposed to a crossroad junction).


Joe Jenkinson

Head of Planning & Building Control

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Westgate Plaza

S70 2DR”


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The Parish Council has been continuing to liaise with Barnsley MBC and other stakeholders regarding the Hoyland West Master Plan issue.

The Parish Council has taken the following actions in Response to the Proposed Partial Closure of Tankersley Lane by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC):

A component part of the BMBC Hoyland West Masterplan and the planning application for the Hermes Warehouse development on land near Tankersley Lane was the proposal for the partial closure of Tankersley Lane east of the motorway bridge. The Parish Council (PC) was concerned about the potential implications for local residents and businesses at Hoyland Common and therefore undertook the following actions:

1 Encouraged residents to complete the BMBC online survey on the Hoyland West development and respond to the planning application for the Hermes site. The PC was disappointed with BMBC communications to residents about the proposed development – few houses received letters, online communications were sparse – and used its own noticeboards, web site and Facebook page to publicise the proposals. The Hoyland West Masterplan survey results generated a clear majority of respondents in favour of keeping Tankersley Lane open, even though the questions on this issue were unclear due to the way they were phrased.

2 Ran its own survey of residents due to problems with the BMBC survey. This generated over 300 responses with 92% of responses being in favour of keeping Tankersley Lane open.

3 Communicated with the BMBC planning department to make clear these views and lobbied to produce a road traffic solution that would meet these needs.

4 Filed a formal complaint with BMBC on the basis that the views of local residents had not been incorporated in design proposals after BMBC had specifically requested these. The complaint was not upheld by BMBC (see related letter from BMBC on this matter).

5 Liaised with the Reverend Keith Hale, Tankersley St Peter’s Church, who also formally objected to the development and lodged a formal complaint with BMBC about the consultation process. The complaint was not upheld and the Reverend is continuing to pursue this through the BMBC complaints procedure and potentially the Local Government Ombudsman.

6 Liaised with Miriam Cates, MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, who advised on the legal process for planning applications and how TPC could present its views within this process.

7 Developed a proposal for a straight ahead signal controlled cross roads solution rather than the intended design of T junction intersection with a new spine road that would close access to Hoyland Common along Tankersley Lane.

8 Lobbied local councillors to represent these views at the Full Council Meeting that discussed the Hoyland West Development.

9 Presented this proposal at the Planning and Regulatory Board Meeting of Barnsley Council on the 20-10-20. For those interested in viewing a recording of this meeting, it can be accessed at the URL below:


Neil Thompson, a local resident, presented his objection to the Hoyland West Masterplan development at 21 minutes 07, and Dave Laughton, Vice Chair of Tankersley Parish Council, presented an objection to the partial closure of Tankersley Lane at 24 minutes 07.

The planning application for the Hermes site (including the proposal to partially close Tankersley Lane issue) was passed by 14 votes to 4.

The Parish Council has worked hard over the last few months to persuade BMBC to change part of the design of the Hoyland West Development to meet the needs of local residents. It has put forward an alternative road design that it feels satisfies the needs of both residents and businesses affected by and involved in the new development. Unfortunately BMBC has not accepted this proposal which reflected the wishes of the vast majority of residents in the Tankersley and Pilley area. The PC will continue to pursue the issue but in terms of process there are only a few avenues left, and the work to build the new spine road has already started.

Dave Laughton and Dennis Simpson, Tankersley Parish Council.

Click on this link to see a copy of BMBC’s response to the Parish Council’s letter of complaint:

Heremes Planning application- Formal Response – Mr Simpson

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