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.
Sheffield is the home of modern football and “The Plough” played a viral roll in the formation of the game. Demolishing a building with such a significant history would be a huge loss, not only to the Crosspool Community, but to the city as a whole.
New 20m high 5G telecoms mast and multifarious cabinets to be sited in Crosspool!
The Sheffield City Council has received a planning application that you may want to comment on, the deadline for this is 30th July 2021.
The planning application, from CK Hutchison Networks (UK) Ltd, is for a 20m high 5G telecoms mast with a wraparound cabinet at the base, 3 additional cabinets and associated ancillary works on land adjoining, 1 Stephen Hill Sheffield S105NT. (Application to determine if approval required for siting and appearance)
The quickest way to view and comment on the application is at www.Sheffield.gov.uk/planning Your comment will be immediately acknowledged and visible on the website under public comments.’ Selecting `Track’ keeps you updated on the application by email.
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