Case Studies

Beighton Business Park, Rotherham

Petrol filling station
Beighton Business Park, Rotherham

In advancing the application we had to demonstrate that there were no sequentially preferable sites in the nearby district centres and their respective hinterlands that would be able to accommodate the petrol filling station, this required us to undertake a search of available sites and demonstrate why they weren’t available or suitable for the development. In the application submission we were able to demonstrate that the proposal would form an enhanced gateway to Beighton Business Park and that it would complement the adjacent Burger King and Starbucks developments, providing an additional consumer offer that could result in additional spending and economic gain.

We were also able to demonstrate that the development would provide a safe access and egress arrangement, would enhance biodiversity and that its design, scale and appearance would make the development an excellent fit in the locality.

Project Solution


  • Our Approach
  • Challenge
  • Solution & Result
  • Review of local precedents and the Council's approach to applying their policies
  • Review and analysis of available sites within nearby district centres to demonstrate that there were no sequentially preferable sites
  • Identification of site constraints and opportunities to make best use of the available development envelope
  • Project management and liaison with sub-consultants to ensure consistency within technical reports
  • Ensuring that proposal delivered a layout which would meet the requirements of the operator
  • Demonstrating that the proposal was policy compliant and the sequential test was passed
  • Demonstrating there was no residual impacts from the historic (coal mining) use of use the site
  • Highlighting the economic advantages of the proposal – principally job creation and bringing an underutilised site into a viable use
  • Working with the Case Officer to address and respond to concerns that arose during the application

Project Summary

On behalf of UK Property Options, we secured planning permission for the erection of a petrol filling station at Beighton Business Park, Rotherham.

  • Date :June 14, 2020
  • Location :Rotherham