Planning Permission for Phone Mast Refused

CDYST Sports Field

A proposal for the erection of a 20m high phone mast and associated ancillary works on the Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust Sports Field, Coldwell Lane, Sheffield, S10 5TJ has been refused.
Yesterday, 17th January the Local Planning Authority REFUSED the Approval for the above-mentioned development.
The Local Planning Authority considered that owing to the siting, height, detailing, and bulk of the proposed mast and associated equipment, the development represented an overly prominent and obtrusive feature which would be out of scale and character with the open space area in which it was to be sited. Consequently, the proposal would have been harmful to the visual amenities of the locality and contrary to Unitary Development Plan Policies, the Core Strategy Policy, and National Planning Policy Framework.

Despite the Local Planning Authority wishing to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner, the application was considered contrary to policy requirements, and, there being no perceived amendments that would address these shortcomings without compromising the fundamental intention of the scheme the Local Planning Authority had no alternative but to refuse consent.

Planned Phone Mast at CDYST

You have until Wednesday 22nd December to comment on the proposal to erect a 20 m EE mast at the CDYST, Coldwell Lane.
Planning Application  Reference

Apparently, 23 other sites were looked at and dismissed due to their close proximity to residential property and schools.

The Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust (C.D.Y.S.T.) is a non-profit making charitable trust set up to benefit the local community in providing sporting and recreational facilities in a hall and on outside grounds.

CDYST Sports field

These facilities are in constant use by the youth of the community. Every year hundreds of children use these facilities for, dance classes,
playgroups, children’s parties, Makenki Karate, girls’ & boys’ football teams, and many other youth activities.

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The government now class mobile telephones as an essential service and consequently telecoms operators can apply for compulsory rights to install and keep apparatus on another person’s property. This allows them to install and maintain telephone equipment without the landowner’s consent.

Earlier this year the CDYST was approached by a mobile telephone mast installation company to erect a mast on our field for better phone reception in this area and informed us that they would exercise their rights if they needed to, which means legally we are obliged to comply.

The mast company has now put in a planning application to the Sheffield City Council for an installation on our field and the decision for this now rests with the planning department. Should you wish to view the plans / details or put your comments, objections, approvals in writing for the planning department to consider, this can be done by logging on the Sheffield City council planning website before the deadline.

As always our priority is to offer and maintain the CDYST facility for the enjoyment of the local community and build up trusting relationships with everyone which we work very hard at. We are obviously concerned that some members of the public are against mobile phone masts being erected and yet others would welcome it.
We have no influence in the installation of the mast which puts the CDYST into a position where we can only be neutral and hope that everyone understands our situation.

On behalf of the CDYST trustees 
Dave Bolsover

CDYST Phone-Mast

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from

A new phone mast is proposed to be erected on CDYST land , Coldwell Lane.

Chair of the Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust has informed the Crosspool Forum that the CDYST is being compelled to accommodate a new (20 m high) Phone-Mast on their land. 

Under the new legislation, it has no say in the matter. However, planning permission will have to be given by Sheffield City Council, so people can comment on the idea in the usual way when it goes before the Planning Committee. This is scheduled to happen within the next few days.

 As soon as we have the link the Forum will bring it to the attention of the Crosspool community.


Sunday 21ST November, 3.00PM
An Open Afternoon at the Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST), Coldwell Lane, Crosspool, S10 5TL


CDYST Invite Anyone Who Wishes to see their Facilities; get involved with their Projects; Propose & Discus Ideas for Future Events, or Simply Just Drop-In for a Cuppa.

Everyone Welcome!

Friday 17th December 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Christmas Carol Singalong at the Hall with Free Mince Pies – Hot Drinks, etc.


If you would like to Register Your Interest in attending Please Email: or scan QR code –

Finally, they are Very Grateful to have Volunteers that Litter Pick around the Grounds.
One Lady has kindly proposed that they have a Litter Picking Team, so If this Is of any interest to you, Please Do Get In Touch.


The Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (C.D.Y.S.T) on Cold well Lane, is a non-profit making charitable trust with sporting and recreational facilities of a hall and outside grounds available for public hire to benefit the local community, .

The children’s playground at CDYST has a variety of regularly maintained apparatus for children to use safely.
Sadly after many years of use, one of the large climbing centres had reached the end of its life and was in need of being replaced.

Having to maintain and run this playground on a very tight budget, sufficient funds weren’t available to replace the climbing centre, so regrettably this popular and well used facility had to be closed.

Members of the “Royal Brunswick Lodge”, one of the local Freemasons Lodges at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, became aware of the issue, through members families who use the playground.

After discussions with Dave Bolsover (CDYST Trustee Chair), the lodge were able to assist with a grant from the Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons Charity.

The grant was applied for just prior to Covid lockdown, consequently the process had to be put on hold. After many other delays the apparatus was finally installed, enabling the playground to be re-opened in September.

Andy Taylor, Peter Swift, Brian Littlejohn (RBL) Dave Bolsover & Don Painter (CDYST), Mark Lewis (RBL)

Freemasons from the Royal Brunswick Lodge were invited along to inspect the new equipment. They refused to try it out, but were delighted that they were given the opportunity to support the CDYST and the community in this way.

Bumps Babies & Bairns

Free of Charge Crosspool Festival Event


Stephen Hill Bumps, Babies and Bairns, invite you to a Teddy Bears Picnic.

Come along with your own Teddy Bear and a Picnic to enjoy Nursery Rhymes, Chatting with Friends. new & old, and of course fun play with Teddy.

CDYST Sports Field, Coldwell Lane,
Tuesday 29th June 2021, 11am – 12pm finishing with a picnic

For more information and to book, please email: or Tele: 0114 267 0006


Crosspool 2021 Summer Fayre Cancelled

Barney Baloney & Henry

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, July’s hugely popular Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled for the second year running.

This year’s event was due to take place on Saturday 3rd July, but with current government COVID-19 restrictions on mass gathering now having been extended to the 19th July 2021; it is with deep regret and disappointment that we have to cancel the Fayre for the second consecutive year.

This annual event, organised by the Crosspool Forum volunteers would normally attract hundreds of people to the CDYST sports field, Coldwell Lane, to enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

We realise that this will be a huge disappointment to those who usually visit the fayre, and to our loyal stall holders’, entertainers and exhibitors, especially after such a difficult year. However with our NHS and other public services predicted to be under significant pressure and public safety still our top priority, we know that residents and visitors will fully understand that regrettably having to cancel was unavoidable.

There are hopes that there is light at the end of the tunnel and things may get better.

Please keep your eye on this website and the notice board in the precinct as if allowed we hope to hold a smaller event at a venue in Crosspool.

Daily Summary of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statistics for Sandygate & Crosspool

Crosspool Festival 2021

Crosspool Festival Programme is now online:
It is also in the Crosspool precinct shops and is being distributed with the summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion.

The 2021 festival dates are Friday 26th June to Sunday 4th July 2021.

Festival Charity 2021
St Cuthbert’s food bank at Fir Vale, local

Photography Competition 2021

Please Email your photo as a jpg to:
at your earliest possible convenience before the end of May.

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition
Saturday 26 June – Saturday 3July

Crosspool Summer Fayre – Saturday 3 July

Crosspool Summer Fayre 2021

Don’t miss the Crosspool Summer Fayre on Saturday 3 July, one of the events taking place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival. Look out for the full programme coming soon.

If Covid19 Infection rates prevent the Government being in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact, unfortunately the Crosspool Summer Fayre would have to be cancelled.