Proposed convenience store for Crosspool‏

A planning application has been submitted for the retail premises on Lydgate Lane, presently occupied by Motor World, to extend the building to three times its present size.

Planning application 10/02657/FUL indicates permission is being sought to change its use to a convenience store/market, possibly by one of the big supermarket chains. Work has already begun, with the removal of a number of trees from the site.

The application raises many questions, including how this might affect the viability of the present shops in the precinct, and crucially, what added pressure will this impact on road safety, at what is an already very busy Y-junction with Manchester Road.

Residents are being invited to comment on the application before 17 September 2010 on the Sheffield City Council Planning Applications website.

View Planning application 10/02657/FUL

Associated downloadable documents (including Supporting submission document, plan drawings and Neighbour notification details)

Motor World, Lydgate Lane, Crosspool
The retail premises would be extended to three times its present size
 Manchester Road/Lydgate Lane/Sandygate Road junction in Crosspool
The already busy Manchester Road/Lydgate Lane/Sandygate Road junction

Manchester Road speed signs due to be removed today

The two vehicle-activated signs on Manchester Road are due to be removed today (Friday 20 August) by Streetforce.

The Central Area Community Assembly commissioned two sets of detectors from Sheffield Council’s road safety department. These were to be installed by Streetforce for an eight-week period at different locations highlighted by the local community as being prone to traffic speeding.

The first signs to be installed, on the Broomhill end of Manchester Road, are due to be removed today. At 8:30am this morning, only the the speed sign for vehicles coming up the hill was operational.

The analysed data gathered is likely to be used for improving road safety at the two locations. We’ll post more information as we hear about it.

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road

Proposed new bus routes for Crosspool – have your say

This is your opportunity to let SYPTE know what you think about their vision to improve the bus network for South Rotherham and Sheffield.

Changes to the services directly affecting Crosspool are as follows (click to see details of the proposed routes):

You can feed back on these proposals in four ways:

A leaflet with response slip is also available.

The consultation is due to end on Friday 3 September 2010.

Crosspool bus stop
Crosspool bus stop

Look out for the Autumn 2010 edition of the Crosspool Clarion

Crosspool Clarion Autumn 2010
Crosspool Clarion Autumn 2010 (PDF, 747KB)

The new edition of the Crosspool Clarion is going to press and will soon be falling on the doormats of all Crosspool households.

The latest issue includes:

  • Crosspool Festival report
  • Open Gardens
  • Road safety
  • Chairman’s report
  • Other local news
  • Letters
  • Crosspool quiz

Download Crosspool Clarion Autumn 2010 edition  (PDF, 747KB)

Some back issues of past editions of the Crosspool Clarion are also available to download.

The Crosspool Clarion is the official newsletter of Crospool Forum. It is a free, quarterly publication, with over 2,500 copies delivered to local households.

To read PDFs on your computer, you may need to first download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Manchester Road and Glossop Road reopen

The recent roadworks affecting Manchester Road, Broomhill and Glossop Road are complete, meaning that roads have now reopened.

The replacing of the gas mains meant that traffic could only travel one way through Broomhill and up Manchester Road. The Fulwood Road junction with Glossop Road had also been closed.

The roads reopened at around 10am on Monday 9 August. Fulwood Road between Ashdell Road and Manchester Road will remain one way into town until early September.

The recent roadworks in Broomhill appear to have finished
The recent roadworks in Broomhill have finished

Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane

Work has started on changes to the pavements and crossing areas at the top of Lydgate Lane.

The road is being narrowed outside Lydgate Infant School ready for the installation of a zebra crossing.

Improvements to the Lydgate Lane end of Marsh Lane and Headland Drive are also underway, with markings on the pavements that hint at the dropping of the curbstones with tapered pavements at crossing points.

Dropped Kerbs were recently installed on the Watt Lane end of Cardoness Road to make crossing easier for pedestrians.

Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane
Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane
Markings for dropped curbs on Headland Drive
Markings for dropped Kerbs on Headland Drive
Dropped curbs installed on Cardoness Road
Dropped Kerbs installed on Cardoness Road

New traffic-slowing measures on Manchester Road

Two vehicle-activated signs have been installed near the Broomhill end of Manchester Road to help slow traffic.

The radar speed signs are located on both sides of the road near Tapton House Road and Tapton Mount Close. The idea is that they will slow cars down by making drivers aware when they are driving at unsafe speeds.

As well as showing drivers how fast they are going, the signs also display a happy face for vehicles travelling under the speed limit and a sad face for those exceeding it. The speed limit for this stretch of road is 30mph.

Manchester Road has been affected by the roadworks in Broomhill and is currently only open for traffic coming out of town.

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield