Will a tree protection order stop historic Hallam cricket club’s plans?
If a Sheffield Council preservation order to protect a group of mature trees on the Hallam Cricket Club ground on Sandygate Road is approved next week, could it affect the clubs plans to install a 15 metre high ball-stop net at the ground?
As part of the Sheffield Tree Partnership a draft Working Strategy has been developed for the city’s street trees. This sets out a commitment to explain the reasons behind proposals to remove and replace street trees, and provides an opportunity for people to have their say on these proposals, through an open and transparent process.
Current open consultations for street trees in Sheffield can be found here.
It’s the aim of the Sheffield City Council to retain street trees, where possible, by using a flexible combination of highway engineering solutions, enhanced monitoring and maintenance and making decisions on the removal and replacement of trees on a case-by-case basis.
This, along with appropriate tree species selection, should enable street trees to be safely retained for longer while still delivering the planned improvements to the city’s highway network as part of the Streets Ahead contract.
Tell the council what you think about their travel plans
The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.
Connecting Sheffield: City Centre focuses on your journey into and around the city centre. Travel is changing and the council need to prepare for the future by offering the right infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. The council have launched their consultation on the plans and would like to know what you think.
The proposed changes to the city centre will;
make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by cycling
prioritise public transport routes into and across the city centre
create high quality ‘green streets’ and more pedestrianised areas to improve the environment.
Detailed information and how you can get involved are found above on the Connecting Sheffield website.
From 1st September the Sheffield City Council are launching a consultation on the ‘Sheffield Plan Issues and Options document 2020’.
The consultation is for anyone who lives, works, has business in, or visits our city. It outlines the key opportunities and challenges for the city, and sets out some issues and options for consideration.
As a result of five councillors voting for and five against and the subsequent chair’s status quo vote, at this afternoons Sheffield City Council’s planning and highways committee meeting (held virtually), planning permission for the demolition of the Plough Inn and redevelopment of the site on Sandygate Road was refused.
Planning officers are recommending that the application to demolish the Plough Inn, Sandygate Road is approved; we are calling on our elected councillors to overturn that decision. Please let your local councillor know, before next Tuesday, August 4th, that our community is opposed to the loss of this landmark building.
Please see below contact details for our local councillors
The report from planning officers states that the condition of the building is not due to poor management or neglect by the owner but is due to break-ins and vandalism, but there was no mention of the Enforcement Notice issued by the City Council!
The report states that the £50,000 rent for the pub as advertised by the owner was ‘reasonable’ but states that the majority of other comparable pubs were offered at ‘significantly less’.
The report states that there are two other pubs within 800m of the Plough but acknowledges that the Cherry Tree was saved even though there were pubs within 800m because the area around the Cherry Tree is ‘hilly’ It seems that Crosspool is not ‘hilly’
These are just some of the inconsistencies in the officers’ report.
The report will be considered by the Planning Committee next Tuesday, August 4th at 2 p.m. This is a virtual meeting that can view via a Webcast. You can find details here:
This is an artist impression of what is proposed to replace The Plough, if the planning officers recommendation is approved by councillors at next week’s meeting.
An outline planning application (seeking approval for all matters except landscaping) has been submitted for the erection of 9 apartments in a 1 x 3/4 storey block with provision of new access and associated car parking accommodation, on what is now an informal open community space at the corner of Weston View and Crookes Road Sheffield S10 5BZ. planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications Ref: 20/01240/OUT
To comment on the planned development write to:
SCC planning: Ref: 20/01240/OUT Matthew Ridge, Planning Application Objections Howden House, Union St, Sheffield S1 2SH
Or contact either or all of your local councillors in writing, (City of Sheffield Town Hall), or by email, quoting Ref: 20/01240/OUT
A planning application has been submitted for the erection of ball stop netting, 15 metres in height, to the Northern (Sandygate Road) and Southern (Ivy Park Road) boundaries of the Hallam cricket ground, Hallam Sports Club, Sandygate Road, Sheffield, S10 5SE
You can make a comment supporting or objecting to this application by logging onto Make a Comment
There are only a couple of days left to comment on the proposal for the erection of a 20m (equates to a 6-7 storey building) monopole and associated equipment cabinets, on the land at the Junction of Sandygate Road and Carsick Hill Road Sheffield S10 3LW. Opposite the Grade 2 listed ‘The Lodge`.
write to Marcus Young, (Planning officer) Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield S12HS, including your name, address and the reference number, 19/02130/FUL.
Comments must be received by 16 January 2020. There is help on the council website on how to make an effective planning representation including the issues they can consider. If you do comment it will be published online and you will be informed of the decision, but the planning officer is unable to respond in writing before then.
The majority of applications are decided by officers in accordance with planning policies. Larger or more controversial schemes are decided by the Planning and Highways Committee.