Minutes of convenience store planning board meeting and appeals procedure

The minutes of the planning board meeting on 2 November 2010 where convenience store planning application 10/02657/FUL was discussed are now available on the council website.

They confirm the decision of the planning board to refuse planning permission for a convenience store on Lydgate Lane in the premises currently occupied by Motor World:


RESOLVED: b) following consideration of additional information, as contained within a supplementary report circulated at the meeting, an application for planning permission for a single/two storey extension to retail unit and use of first-floor as ancillary accommodation at Motor World, 340 Lydgate Lane (Case No. 10/02657/FUL) be refused for the reasons outlined in the report

Minutes for 2 November 2010 planning board (Word, 77KB)

Planning officers report (see pages 34-42 (PDF, 3.7MB)

Meanwhile, details for the procedure regarding any possible appeal have also been confirmed.

The applicant has six months in which to appeal the planning board’s decision. If an appeal is lodged, objectors to the original scheme will be notified of the appeal and invited to make further comments.

An appeal may take several forms, it could be undertaken via written representations only, a public hearing or a public inquiry, in the latter two cases members of the public can attend.

South West Community Assembly community group review

On Monday representatives from Crosspool Forum will be attending a South West Community Assembly community group review at Sheffield town hall.

The purpose of the get together is to work out how local groups can be more involved in the work that the South West Community Assembly does on behalf of the wider community.

Matthew Rush, South West Community Assembly Officer, explains more:

Since before the official launch of the South West Community Assembly in May 2009 we have been looking at developing engagement with local groups. So far we have achieved mixed success and would now like to review the situation and look at using a model that is fit for purpose across the four wards. The hope is that we can involve groups more in the work that the Assembly does on behalf of the wider community.

Rather that replicating our previous attempts to nurture a formal relationship with community groups through the Partner Panel we would like to hear what your group has to say and what you feel is the best way forward.

It will be chaired by Councillor Mike Reynolds and include workshops as a way of exploring the best way forward.

Also invited to the session are representatives from Dore and Totley Ward Forum, Ecclesall Forum and Hallam Community Youth Association. We’ll report back on how it goes.

Crosspool police box open on Saturday 20 November

This Saturday 20 November between 10am and 12 noon the Crosspool police box on Lydgate Lane will be open to allow residents to raise issues either with the police or possibly a councillor.

The police are currently investigating the anti-social behavior of a small number of students in the precinct at lunchtime. Drug dealing is also becoming a concern, and the police would welcome any information that you may have.

You can contact PC Louise Atha by emailing louise.atha@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.

The Lydgate Lane police box is at the top of the hill, near Tapton Hill transmitter.

Lydgate Lane police box
Lydgate Lane police box


New green waste collection system announced for Sheffield

A new collection system for green waste has been announced by the council and Veolia.

The city-wide scheme includes Crosspool and will see the introduction of reusable green sacks instead of green plastic bags.

Households can expect delivery of the reusable green sacks and a collection calendar in February and March next year. The collections will run every four weeks.

The new system means that residents will no longer need to collect sacks from distribution outlets or contact Veolia to arrange collection.

Veolia announced new green waste collection system

Final green sack collection of 2010

Crosspool householders are reminded that the final collection of plastic green waste sacks is this week (commencing 8 November 2010) in S10.

After the November collection and before the new system is introduced in 2011, the service will revert back to the previous procedure, where residents are required to to phone Veolia on 0114 2734 567 option 1 and then leave them outside property boundaries for collection on the arranged date.

Green sacks
Green plastic sacks will soon be a thing of the past for the Crosspool green waste collection service

Councillors reject plans for new convenience store in Crosspool

At today’s West and North Planning Committee meeting in the town hall, planning application 10/02657/FUL to enlarge the premises currently occupied by Motor World on Lydgate Lane was rejected by a majority of five votes to three with one abstension.

The rejection was primarily on the grounds 0f parking and access.

An amendment to the original plans was submitted prior to the meeting and indications are that the developers will lodge an appeal in due course.

More information about the planning application

Street light problem on Manchester Road

For at least the last 24 hours, a run of street lights have been out on the bottom part of Manchester Road between Broomhill and the Shore Lane junction.

This has resulted in almost pitch black conditions for pedestrians as soon as darkness falls around 5pm. It is not known whether the problems have been caused by the recent works taking place along various points on Manchester Road.

Street Force has been alerted to the problem. Until it is resolved, pedestrians and drivers are advised to take extra care.

Street Force street lighting information

Contact Street Force to report a faulty street light

Manchester Road at 5pm tonight with no street lights
Manchester Road at 5pm tonight with no street lights

Free parking for Sheffield shoppers this Christmas

Crosspool residents will be able to park in town for free in the run up to Christmas.

From 27 November until 25 December shoppers will be able to park for free in allocated Sheffield City Council car parks and on street parking bays in town from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays and from 3pm on Wednesdays.

The scheme will also include free parking from 9am on Christmas eve.

More information on the council website

Sheffield town hall
Sheffield town hall: there's free parking for Sheffield shoppers this Christmas

Minutes from Crosspool Forum seventh AGM and Open Meeting, 28 October 2010

Below is a bullet point summary of Thursday’s meeting. Extended minutes can also be downloaded.

Download full AGM/Open Meeting minutes (Word document, 20KB)

Matters arising and Chairman’s report

  1. Second computer course (St Columba’s) very successful
  2. More spring bulbs have been planted. Christmas trees are expected to be erected in early December.
  3. Crosspool Forum website has really taken off – thank you to Robin Byles
  4. Another successful Summer Fayre and first-time Crosspool Festival; both are planned to continue next year – helpers and ideas please
  5. The Crosspool Harvest scheme has had some set backs but hopes to rally
  6. The Motor World site (Turner Investments) – planning officer recommends refusal
  7. The Forum Committee still has a vacancy for one more member.
  8. Treasurer’s Report and balance sheet was presented.
  9. Police report and incidents -PCSO Garry Hizam
  10. Graffiti artists have been making reparation – ‘restorative justice’
  11. The week beginning 1 November the police will be cracking-down on school childrens’ behaviour in the Crosspool shops area
  12. Operation Dark Night from 31 October to 5 November will target disruptive behaviour.

Environmental Enforcement Officer (Sheffield City Council) – Andrew Ashforth

  1. Crosspool shops and business correct waste-disposal project. All businesses must have special arrangements for the removal of their non-domestic waste, and ensure the rear of their property is kept clean and tidy, as well as the front.
  2. Scrap collecting vehicles – in four days Andrew has stopped and searched 6 of these. Householders (arranging for eg fridges to be removed) must ensure the company they deal with has the correct licence to do this work – or will be held liable of the item is then fly-tipped.
  3. Tyres are not to be put in skips – the skip companies will give advice on their disposal.
  4. Wheelie bins must be removed from the highway as soon as possible after emptying – residents can be fined if they persist in not doing so.
  5. Portable CCTV cameras – Sheffield City Council have a few available they can fix on lampposts to target fly-tipping sites.
  6. Nuisance bonfires on allotments to the rear of gardens; talk to the allotment association chair about getting all the allotment owners to have one big fire rather that lots of little ones, or composting the waste.
  7. Should residents wish to contact Andrew at the council, his telephone number is 0114 293 0347.

Garden Waste scheme (green bags)

This scheme is being phased out and shortly no more green bags will be available. After 8 November residents will need to phone up for the next date of full bag collection in this area, but from February 2011 a waxed/hessian bag scheme may be in place; these will be reuseable.

Anyone needing more green bags this autumn and winter – or indeed with far too many unused ones! – to contact the Clarion so these bags can be put to good use and not wasted.


  1. Vernon Terrace bus shelter – no further information.
  2. Crosspool Tavern old car park entrance – this should have been ‘greened over’ a year or so back – this will be chased up.
  3. Benty Lane/Manchester Road junction; an urgent Highways engineer’s visit is requested; a ‘no right turn’ onto Manchester Road sign, or mini roundabout is needed here.
  4. Crosspool Coffee Shop – an application to allow this to become a house has been accepted.

Download full AGM/Open Meeting 28 October 2010 minutes (Word document, 20KB)

PCSO Garry Hizam and Andrew Ashforth
PCSO Garry Hizam and Andrew Ashforth
Crosspool Forum AGM/Open Meeting
Crosspool Forum AGM/Open Meeting

Crosspool Forum seventh AGM and Open Meeting, 28 October 2010

You are invited to Crosspool Forum’s AGM and Open Meeting on Thursday night at St Columba’s Church. It starts at 7pm.

A provisional agenda is below. Come along to give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and council officials.

Provisional agenda:Crosspool Forum seventh AGM and Open Meeting

28th October 2010, 7pm


  1. Chairs welcome
  2. Introduction of top table
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. Minutes of last meeting to be approved
  5. Matters arising
  6. Chairman’s report
  7. Treasurer’s report
  8. Election of Committee members
    No resignations or nomination received; nominations, four vacancies exist on the committee (15 members maximum)

Open Meeting

  1. Minutes of last meeting to be approved
  2. Matters arising
  3. Police Liaison
    In Louise’s absence, PCSO Garry Hizam will give an update on policing in the area
  4. Guest Speakers
    Andrew Ashforth (Environmental enforcement officer, guidance on how to keep within the law).
    Cllr. Brian Holmes (Community Assembly)
    Also hoping to attend, Carolyn Sleath (providing information on the BBC’s First Click Initiative locally)
    Other possible speakers: John Boyden (Community cohesion Manager)
    Andrew Revitt (Solicitor, Wills and Lasting  Powers of Attorney)
  5. Planning and Highways
    Bus shelter (Vernon Terrace)
    Grassing over of closed exit to Crosspool Tavern
    Benty Lane/Stephen Hill junction Questions and Answers with Councillors
  6. A.O.B

Download provisional agenda 28 Oct 2010 (Word document, 40KB)

Convenience store planning application is recommended for refusal

Planning officer’s report

Prior to the planning committee meeting on Tuesday, the planning officer’s report recommends that the committee refuse planning permission for the convenience store application 10/02657/FUL on the grounds of unsuitable/unsufficient car parking accommodation and inadequate on-site servicing provision and servicing from the highway.

A decision by the planning committee is expected at the meeting on Tuesday.

Planning application report for committee – see pages 34-42 (PDF, 3.7MB)

Agenda for 2 November 2010 meeting

Wanted: your feedback on the presentation

A presentation is still to be made to the planning committee at the meeting on Tuesday 2 November at 2pm at the Town Hall on Pinstone Street.

You are invited to give your feedback on the presentation by leaving a comment below before it is finalised on Sunday 31 October.

Planning presentation (Word document, 45KB)