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Final decision on proposals to close 48 telephone boxes

Notification under section 49 of the Communications Act 2003

Decision by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in response to a proposal by British Telecommunications plc for the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2 of the Schedule to a Direction published by Ofcom on 14 March 2006 (‘the Direction’).

  1. On 29 November 2016 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, in accordance with section 49(4) of the Communications Act 2003 (’the Act’), issued a notification setting out its draft decision in response to a proposal by British Telecommunications plc for the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2 of the Direction (‘the First Notification’).
  2. A copy of the First Notification was sent to the Secretary of State in accordance with section 50(1)(b) of the Act.
  3. In the First Notification, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council invited representations about the draft decision by 5 pm on 30 December 2016.
  4. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has considered every representation about the draft decision duly made to it and Ofcom has not notified Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council of any international obligation of the United Kingdom for this purpose.
  5. The decision is set out in the Schedule to this Notification.
  6. The effect of, and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council reasons for making, the decision is set out in the Schedule to this Notification.
  7. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council considers that the decision complies with the requirements of sections 45 to 50 of the Act, as appropriate and relevant to the proposals.
  8. In making the decision, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has considered and acted in accordance with the six community requirements in section 4 of the Act.
  9. A copy of this Notification has been sent to the Secretary of State in accordance with section 50(1)(b) of the Act.
  10. The Schedule to this Notification shall form part of this Notification.

Schedule

Decision by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in response to a proposal by British Telecommunications plc for the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2 of the Schedule to a Direction published by Ofcom on 14 March 2006 (‘the Direction’).

Address Post Code Telephone number Recommendation Reasons
SCHOLES VILLAGE, ROTHERHAM S61 2RQ 01142468317 Agree to the removal Rotherham District Civic Society objection received. However, as it is not a traditional red phone box the conservation area location in itself is not considered sufficient reason for its retention.
NR YELLOW LION HOTEL, WORKSOP ROAD, ASTON, SHEFFIELD S26 2AN 01142872211 Object to the removal Red phone box located in Conservation Area. Aston Cum Aughton History Group objection received (and phone box address correction).
NR JNCT WORKSOP ROAD, AUGHTON LANE, ASTON, SHEFFIELD S26 2AN 01142872213 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN HOLDERNESS DRIVE & WESLEY AVENUE, ASTON, SHEFFIELD S26 2DU 01142872222 Agree No objection was raised.
STREET LANE, WENTWORTH, ROTHERHAM S62 7SF 01226742037 Object Less than 50 properties within 400 metres; lower than national level of home ownership; level of over 75 population in the area. One objection received.
JCN PLEASLEY ROAD, HIGH STREET, WHISTON, ROTHERHAM S60 4HH 01709365673 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months; red phone box located in Conservation Area; objections received from Whiston Parish Councillor, Whiston Parish Council, Rotherham District Civic Society and nine objections were received in the final public consultation.
MAPPINS ROAD, CATCLIFFE, ROTHERHAM S60 5TH 01709379186 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months; located in high flood risk area.
JCN BOSTON CASTLE GROVE & MOORGATE ROAD, ROTHERHAM S60 2BQ 01709382008 Object Red phone box located in Conservation Area; 5 objections received including Rotherham District Civic Society
KENT AVENUE, MONKWOOD ROAD, RAWMARSH, ROTHERHAM S62 7JN 01709522491 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN WILLOWGARTH & CLAYPIT LANE, RAWMARSH, ROTHERHAM S62 5HB 01709522608 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months; area below national average home ownership.
JCN HOOBER LANE & ANGEL LANE, HOOBER, ROTHERHAM S62 7SA 01709522865 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN ELM GROVE & MUNSBROUGH RISE, ROTHERHAM S61 4NN 01709551492 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months; area below national average home ownership.
JCN BARING RD & THUNDERCLIFFE ROAD, ROTHERHAM S61 2BY 01709560046 Agree No objection was raised.
O/S SCHOOL, KIMBERWORTH ROAD, ROTHERHAM S61 1HF 01709560268 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
JCN JORDAN CRES & MEADOW BANK ROAD, ROTHERHAM S61 2NF 01709560282 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN MEADOW VIEW RD & HIGHTHORN ROAD, KILNHURST, MEXBOROUGH S64 5UP 01709582698 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
JNC CHURCH STREET & RACECOURSE ROAD, SWINTON, MEXBOROUGH S64 8DW 01709583231 Object Location highlighted as one where there are significant number of injury collisions.
OFF LAWRENCE DRIVE, CALLADINE WAY, SWINTON, MEXBOROUGH S64 8SA 01709583240 Agree One response received in agreement with phone removal.
WORRY GOOSE LANE, WHISTON, ROTHERHAM S60 4AA 01709700253 Object Location highlighted as one where there a significant number of injury collisions
OPP JCN GILLOTT LANE, MORTHEN ROAD, WICKERSLEY, ROTHERHAM S66 1DX 01709700418 Agree Rotherham District Civic Society objection received. However, as it is not a traditional red phone box the conservation area location in itself is not considered sufficient reason for its retention.
JCN BLACKTHORN AVE & SYCAMORE AVENUE, WICKERSLEY, ROTHERHAM S66 2NW 01709700463 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
WOODHOUSE GREEN, THURCROFT, ROTHERHAM S66 9AH 01709700692 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
JCN KATHERINE ROAD & BRAMPTON ROAD, THURCROFT, ROTHERHAM S66 9AP 01709700804 Agree No objection was raised.
GREEN ARBOUR ROAD, THURCROFT, ROTHERHAM S66 9LA 01709700823 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
JCN BRECKS LANE & WICKERSLEY ROAD, ROTHERHAM S60 3PN 01709700841 Object Location highlighted as one where there are significant number of injury collisions.
SITWELL PARK ROAD, ROTHERHAM S60 4BW 01709700936 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN CHADWICK DRIVE & BRAITHWELL ROAD, MALTBY, ROTHERHAM S66 8AD 01709812646 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
JCN CARR LANE & ROTHERHAM ROAD, MALTBY, ROTHERHAM S66 8ES 01709812842 Agree No objection was raised.
SALISBURY ROAD, MALTBY, ROTHERHAM S66 7HD 01709818196 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN HAWKSWORTH & LAUDSDALE ROAD, ROTHERHAM S65 3LY 01709850212 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
JCN PINGLE LANE & MAIN STREET, RAVENFIELD, ROTHERHAM S65 4NA 01709850338 Agree Rotherham District Civic Society objection received. However, as it is not a traditional red phone box the conservation area location in itself was not considered sufficient reason for its retention.
JCN GERARD AVE & MUSGROVE AVENUE, THRYBERGH, ROTHERHAM S65 4EF 01709850430 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
KILNHURST ROAD, HOOTON ROBERTS, ROTHERHAM S65 4PE 01709850594 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN QUARRY HILL RD & WATH WOOD ROAD, WATH UPON DEARNE, ROTHERHAM S63 7TN 01709872077 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.
WEST MOUNT AVENUE, WATH UPON DEARNE, ROTHERHAM S63 6DW 01709872194 Object Lower than national level of home ownership; level of over 75 population in the area.
JCN NORTON LANE/NR NORTON RD, BARNSLEY ROAD, WATH UPON DEARNE, ROTHERHAM S63 6PZ 01709872236 Agree No objection was raised.
THE CRESCENT, SWINTON, MEXBOROUGH S64 8ET 01709872444 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN PACKMANS RD & ROTHERHAM ROAD, WATH UPON DEARNE, ROTHERHAM S63 6AD 01709872476 Agree No objection was raised.
OUTGANG LANE, DINNINGTON, SHEFFIELD S25 3QY 01909562384 Agree No objection was raised.
BROOKHOUSE, SHEFFIELD S25 1YA 01909562405 Agree No objection was raised.
NR CHURCH LANE, MONKSBRIDGE ROAD, DINNINGTON, SHEFFIELD S25 3QS 01909562438 Object Location highlighted as one where there are significant number of injury collisions.
JCN ST DAVIDS DRIVE & ST. JAMES AVENUE, SOUTH ANSTON, SHEFFIELD S25 5DR 01909563292 Agree No objection was raised.
NEAR JCN BURRS LANE & ROTHERHAM BAULK, GILDINGWELLS, WORKSOP S81 8DB 01909730353 Agree Rotherham District Civic Society objection received. However, as it is not a traditional red phone box the conservation area location it was not considered sufficient reason for its retention.
RED HILL, KIVETON PARK, SHEFFIELD S26 6QA 01909770071 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN.VICTORIA CLOSE & STATION ROAD, KIVETON PARK, SHEFFIELD S26 6QQ 01909770250 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN UNION STREET & WOODALL LANE, HARTHILL, SHEFFIELD S26 7YQ 01909770313 Object Red phone box located in Conservation Area; Rotherham District Civic Society objection received.
WINNEY HILL, HARTHILL, SHEFFIELD S26 7YL 01909770421 Agree No objection was raised.
JCN KIVETON PARK STATION ROAD, KIVETON PARK, SHEFFIELD S26 6QP 01909770429 Object Over 52 calls in 12 months.

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