New Venue in Crosspool

Varanasi

 Live music, this Friday and every Friday

Tonight Friday October 22nd, from 19.30

With singer Kirsty Wright

 Free Glass of Bubbly & Indian Nibbles

Bar Varanasi (upstairs) above Varanasi Inn

Sandygate Road Crosspool

THE PLOUGH AT RISK OF BEING DEMOLISHED

The Current owners of The Plough Inn, Sandygate Road (Spacepad Construction) has submitted an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for it to be demolished.

The Plough – Crosspool

 In the main, the appeal documents restate the case made in the original application. Some of the key parts of their claims in their submission include:

“That despite the best efforts to secure the site, most of the damage to the site is due to vandalism and fly tipping by the public.
“The pub was not supported by the local community and that it is unviable as a pub due to lack of interest and customers”.
“That the £50,000 annual rent they advertised was reasonable in comparison to other similar pubs”.

If this part of Sheffield’s heritage is to be saved, the Planning Inspectorate needs to be made aware that the vandalism and fly tipping is NOT the reason that the site became such an eyesore.

Again, the need is to counter this appeal by demonstrating a high level of local support for this building of historic value.

A coordinated response is being compiled by the community campaign ‘Save The Plough’. Please send your, comments and views in a statement about how you or your community group have shown support for the pub, e.g. being willing to invest in community shares, or have observed building rubbish being dumped there, unregistered cars appearing on the site, frequent fires, etc. (Any photos, or knowledge of the rental values of other pubs would be really useful) Email: ploughsandygate@gmail.com

If you want to make your own comments directly to the Planning Inspectorate, you can email them:
west2@planninginspectorate.gov.uk
Please use reference: APP/J4423/W/21/3267944.
Include your name and address (you can ask this is not disclosed) and state clearly whether you are for or against the appeal.

The deadline is August 19th.

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

Crosspool Reopens

After government lockdown rules were relaxed on April 12th all non-essential retail shops, hair and nail salons, along with outdoor restaurants for table service, reopened in Crosspool.
The Sportsman and Crosspool Tavern are planning to reopen for outdoor table service on Thursday April 29th.

The pandemic lockdown has been difficult and damaging for local shops and businesses.
To help them return to as near to normal as quickly as possible, it’s important that we continue to take a cautious approach.  Social distancing and Face covering are still required for shops until Jun 21, the earliest point at which the country could return fully to normal living.

The full list of non-essential shops that have reopened since closing their doors on January 6th:

“Direct Travel” Tele: 0114 268 7500

“Layers Flooring” Tele: 0114 2669888

“Charisma” Tele: 0114 263 1003

“More Posh than Dosh” Tele: 0114 268 4556

“Inspiration Hair Salon” Tele: 0114 266 3996

“Enhance” Tele: 0114 266 5950

“Expert Barbers” Tele: 0114 266 1234

“Ronaldo” Tele: 0114 266 2133

Peppermint Tele: 0114 327 0410

Open for Takeaway and or outdoor table service:-

“Nest Café” Tele: 07977 737232

“Varanasi Inn” Tele: 0114 266 1017

“Papa Ciccios” Tele: 0114 268 4440

“Hudson’s Kitchen” Tele: 0114 449 5341
Opens next week, after refurbishment, for takeaways,  outdoor & garden table service.  

Cuore Siciliano treats

“Cuore Siciliano” Tele: 0114 266 9811  
At the moment Cuore Siciliano are open Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 2:30pm and Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to 8pm.
In the morning they offer panini with our Sicilian sausage or panino caprese or homemade burgers and sandwiches vegetarian and gluten free as well.  They do homemade stuffed Focaccia Bread and pizza, homemade cake and Sicilian sweets as cannoli filled with ricotta cheese or cassata siciliana and other delicious treats stuffed with nutella. They will probably add more sweets, and of course they do coffee.
They also sell typical homemade Sicilian products; sausage, salame and pancetta.

Open from April 29th

“Sportsman (ember inn) Crosspool – Ember Inns: Tele: 0114 268 8011

“Crosspool Tavern, Stonehouse”   Tele: 0114 266 2113

Churches will fully open as and when Government Guidelines Permit

“St Columba’s” Tele: 0114 267 0006 (Services at Stephen Hill)

“Stephen Hill Methodist Church” Tele: 0114 230 5676
Services resume at Stephen Hill on Sunday, 18th April at 10.30am.
However, because of Covid -19 restrictions, and social distancing regulations in Church numbers are limited, so it’s very important that they know how many folk wish to attend the service. email: brenda.nelson@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk
Services will still be accessible via Zoom

“Tapton Hill Congregational Church” Tele: 0114 230 8191
Services are conducted in line with Government guidance on Wednesday evenings and every 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month: taptonchurch.com

“Church of St Francis of Assisi”   Tele: 0114 263 0383
Victual parish gatherings:  stfrancisrc-sheffield.org.uk

  

Plough- Planning Permission Refused

Application No. 19/02130s /FUL -The Plough Inn, 288 Sandygate Rd, Sheffield, S10 5SE

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.

Save the Plough and the Sporting Heritage of Sandygate

Support Local Eating Establishments

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens tomorrow 3rd August 2020.

Under the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, between the 3rd and 31st August 2020, the government will pay 50% of the bill, up to £10 per head, on any meals and soft drinks at any Participating pub, restaurant or café.

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme discount means that a meal out for one diner that costs £20 will be reduced to £10, however because of the £10 cap per person, a £25 meal for one diner will be £15

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme Government Guidance link.

Another Piece of History is set to Disappear

Plough Inn Sandygate Road

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

tim.huggan@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk

mohammed.mahroof@councillor.sheffiled.gov.uk

anne.murphy@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk

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.

More Local Businesses Reopen

Tomorrow is Service Saturday when a host of lockdown restrictions are to be eased.

In line with the UK Government guidelines, from tomorrow, Saturday 4th July, the following Local Churches, Hairdressers and Restaurants/Inns will be reopening their doors.

Sportsman (ember inn) Crosspool – Ember Inns app:
Phone: 0114 268 8011  

Crosspool Tavern, Stonehouse    
Phone: 0114 266 2113

Hudson’s kitchen
Phone: 0114 449 5341

Varanasi Inn
Phone: 0114 266 1017

Inspiration Hair Salon
Phone: 0114 266 3996

Papa Ciccios
Phone: 0114 268 4440

Enhance
Phone: 0114 266 5950

Ronaldo
Phone: 0114 266 2133

Expert Barbers
Phone: 0114 266 1234

St Columba’s
Phone: 0114 267 0006

Stephen Hill Methodist Church
Phone: 0114 230 5676

Tapton Hill Congregational Church
Phone: 0114 230 8191

Church of St Francis of Assisi   
Phone: 0114 263 0383

The numbers and time permitted at premises may be limited, so to make your visit smoother and more enjoyable; you are strongly advised to contact the service provider’s either by telephone, website, face book, twitter or email.

To ensure you and their staff are protected and Stay Safe at all times, please observe social distancing and their entry service rules.

Plough Inn update

A renewed planning application for the Demolition of the Plough Inn and its ancillary buildings on Sandygate Road has been submitted to the Sheffield City council planning department.

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

You can view these changes on the Sheffield City Council website:

View application 19/02130/FUL

Internet access is also available at your local library or at First Point in Howden House.

To comment on this application you can either:-

  • go to the Sheffield council website and  comment online
  • 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.

View application 19/02130/FUL