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.

Take Care

It was always anticipated that the spread of the Covid virus would intensify in the colder winter weather.

In response to the rising infection rates, following the arrival of the Omicron Variant in the UK, you now must wear a face-covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport.

In the week up to November 26th, there were twenty- eight new cases in Sandygate and Crosspool; an infection rate of 444.2 per 100,000 people.

NHS

Please take care when visiting friends, relatives, and the vulnerable.

We must do what we can to protect everyone & our NHS:-
Face – Space – Vaccinate

Clough Fields

Clough Fields, a long-established public right of way, is under threat.

Clough Fields Riding Stables

The new owners of the Clough Fields riding stables are trying to stop people from using a 20-30metre farmyard stretch of the roadway that runs from Back Lane to the footpaths that continue on through the fields to St Anthony’s Road, Mulehouse Park, and into Crookes.
The new owners are not contesting either the roadway or paths leading up to the stable yard, just the 20 to 30metre stretch of roadway that goes through the farmyard.

For many years Clough Fields Farm, Sheffield S10 5PY, was a collection of dwellings on the established road that ran from Back Lane into the yard. (map location 53.384737 -1.521654) https://goo.gl/maps/3HrSHNf6cYYpWHdu6

The law is, that the general public have a right of access on private land if the land was used as a public right of way in the past and/or the land was accessed by the public for at least 20 years and nobody has asked for access to be stopped over this period.

If you use this route and wish to comment on its closure, you can download the “rights of way evidence form” from the council site by clicking on this link – https://tinyurl.com/cloughfields (In order to be admissible, they have to be hand-written).

Submit your completed formal application, “Rights of Way Evidence Form” to the Sheffield City Council or send it to Cllr. Ruth Milsom, Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, Sheffield S1 2HH, by early December.

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CDYST Phone-Mast

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

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.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

In response to a request for information on how we can all help support and make life in the UK safe and welcoming for the people from Afghanistan and around the world, here is a list of some organisations who are working with ASSIST and SCC for the City of Sanctuary appeal.

Afghan Crisis

URGENTLY WANTED

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL WARDEN

Lydgate Infants School
Lydgate Lane / School Gates
Times    8.25 – 8.50 
3.00 – 3.40

FULL TRAINING AND UNIFORM
PROVIDED

Lydgate School

You must be able to work mornings and afternoons during school term time and be able to communicate well with both children and adults.

You will be working outdoors in all weathers and must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Please note job share applications will be considered

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Shirley Adams on Tel 2735818
shirley.adams@sheffield.gov.uk

or

Moira Stevenson on Tel: 205 3392
moira.stevenson@shefffield.gov.uk


 

Garden Waste Collections Resume

Garden waste collections will resume from today, Monday 2nd August.

Garden Waste

After being temporarily suspended for two weeks, due to the impact of COVID-19 on Veolia staffing levels , Sheffield City Council have announced an end to the temporary suspension of garden waste collections for Sheffield residents,  

The next scheduled Date for your Bin Collection

In compliance with the service’s terms and conditions, customers will receive an additional collection added on at the end of the service to account for the temporary suspension.

Service updates are also shared on the Veolia alerts page and at Recycle4Shef on Twitter

Plough Appeal Submitted

The Plough, Crosspool
The Plough, Crosspool

Spacepad Construction has submitted an appeal against the refusal of planning permission to demolish “The Plough” Sandygate Road, Crosspool.

After the Sheffield City Council made their decision to refuse planning permission in August last year, Spacepad Construction lodged an appeal in January this year.

The Planning Inspectorate, (having only just got round to processing the appeal earlier this month), will have copies of all of the comments/objections made on the original application.
If you have any new information or additional comments to make, you can email the Planning Inspectorate via: west2@planninginspectorate.gov.uk
In your email, you must include your name and address and this reference number: APP/J4423/W/21/3267944.  You can request that this information is not disclosed. The deadline for submissions is August 19th.

Alternatively, you can go to the Planning Inspectorate website via this link:
https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/
In the box ‘Search for a Case’ enter the reference number: 3267944 Then click on ‘Make a Representation’.   Again, the deadline is August 19th

The ‘appeal documents’ should also be available shortly on the Sheffield Planning website: https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/ In the search box, enter reference: 19/02130/FUL

DO NOT direct any enquiries to Sheffield Planning Department, all enquiries or comments must go through the Planning Inspectorate.
The appeal is being conducted on the basis of ‘written representations’ meaning that no hearings or meetings will be held.
The Planning Inspectorate aims to make a decision within eight weeks.

For more detailed guidance on the appeals process, please use this link: https://www.gov.uk/…/guide-to-taking-part-in-planning

Garden Waste Collections Suspended

Green Bin Collections

Due to COVID-19 impacting staffing levels, garden waste collections are suspended for two weeks.

.The situation continues to be review and the service will resume as soon as possible. In the meantime, please keep your green bin on your property until collections restart. 

Where possible, please keep your garden waste at your home until the service recommences. If this is not possible, you can take your garden waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Details relating to refunds or additional collections will be confirmed once the level of disruption has been assessed.

Resources are being prioritised to make sure black bin and recycling collections can operate as normal.

Service updates are also shared on the Veolia alerts page and at Recycle4Shef on Twitter

Have Your Say on Street Tree Decisions

As part of the new approach to managing street trees across the city, further consultations on individual trees are now live on the Sheffield council’s Citizen Space Consultation Hub.

Welcome to Crosspool sign and trees
Highway Trees

Residents are being encouraged to take part in consultations on individual trees; an approach outlined within the Sheffield Street Partnership Tree Strategy. 

The Sheffield City Council want to ensure that our street trees are looked after as valuable assets for the city. As part of this approach to management, they are focused on the need for transparency in decision making and community consultation in the process. This allows local people the opportunity to understand and, if necessary, challenge a tree management decision through a clear and open process.