Tesco Express on Manchester Road: construction begins

Construction begins on the Manchester Road Tesco Express
Construction begins on the Manchester Road Tesco Express

Residents living near the former petrol station on Manchester Road have received a letter sent on behalf of Tesco Express confirming that work on the convenience store is underway and will continue until June.

The letter states that planned work includes the decommissioning of the fuel storage tanks, demolition of the kiosk, the building of new foundations and a two-storey building, alterations to the footpath and access point to the shop and a new car park.

Working hours during construction will be 8am-6pm weekdays and 8am-1pm Saturdays.

The planning application to demolish the petrol station and build a convenience store was approved last March.

The Plough pub listed as community asset

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough, Sandygate Road

The Plough pub on Sandygate Road has been listed as an asset of community value.

This means that that in the event of it being put up for sale the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

Community pub ownership – Campaign For Real Ale

Council to assess The Plough pub community asset bid

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough on Sandygate Road under threat of closure?

A bid to get The Plough pub listed as a community asset is due to be heard by the council on Thursday 4 June.

If the pub were to be listed as an asset of community value it would mean that, in the event of it being put up for sale, the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

Community pub ownership – Campaign For Real Ale

Is The Plough pub under threat of closure?

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough on Sandygate Road under threat of closure?

A group of regulars at The Plough have started a campaign to protect the pub from any future attempts to close it or turn it into a convenience store.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

There’s currently speculation around what the future holds for the Sandygate Road pub. As a result, a group of drinkers are exploring whether it could be registered as a community asset to help protect it from any future developments.

They’ve launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

Concerns were also raised by Crosspool residents at the Open Meeting last Friday and a local councillor has promised to investigate how likely it is that The Plough will become a convenience store.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

Planning update: application to extend former coffee shop house withdrawn

Crosspool coffee shop
The former Crosspool coffee shop building

The planning application to extend the former coffee shop house located between Manchester Road and Lydgate Lane has been withdrawn.

Previously a public toilet, the building closed as a coffee shop in January 2011 and is currently a two-bedroom residential house. In April, plans were submitted to extend the house but it appears that these have now been withdrawn.

Regarding the Moor View Farm planning application, Councillor Geoff Smith has raised some concerns with the planning department about the drives to the intended houses at the back, the underground springs and coal workings.

The owners of the Jet petrol station and Mace store are keen to sell and have had several enquiries about the site. We’re not expecting to get news on the convenience store planning application until September.

Convenience store planning application appeal dismissed

The Planning Inspectorate today published its decision regarding the Lydgate Lane convenience store planning application and has concluded that the appeal is to be dismissed.

The appeal decision document (PDF, 98KB) gives the full reasoning for its dismissal, citing the main issue as highway safety being compromised by the proposed development. Alison Lea, the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, concludes:

“…the lack of adequate off street parking and servicing provision would be likely to lead to conditions which would be prejudicial to highway safety and that this would be contrary to Policy S10 of the Sheffield Unitary Development Plan which provides that in Shopping Areas new development will be permitted provided that, amongst other matters, it would provide safe access to the highway network and appropriate off-street parking and not endanger pedestrians.”

Download the appeal decision document (PDF, 98KB)

The original planning application was made last August. Following the planning officer’s recommendation for refusal, it was rejected by the Council. An appeal by the applicant followed and today is was announced that this has been dismissed. A more detailed summary of events can be found here.

Motor World, Lydgate Lane, Crosspool
The convenience store planning application appeal for the premises currently occupied by Motor World on Lydgate Lane has been dismissed

Comment on convenience store planning appeal before Wednesday 26 January

The window for residents to comment on the appeal for the proposed convenience store on Lydgate Lane in the premises currently occupied by Motor World closes on Wednesday 26 January.

Grounds of appeal document for 10/02657/FUL (PDF, 584KB)

The detail is in the document. If you read it you will see that the appeal:

  • challenges the council to demonstrate that the extension would cause any detriment to pedestrian or traffic safety and the free flow of traffic
  • will show that the perceived level of harm is not so great as to warrant the refusal of the development in terms of:
    1 – the need for further car parking in a local centre and whether the lack of off-street parking will lead to an increase in street parking in the immediate locality to the detriment of road users
    2 – whether the development can provide adequate on-site servicing arrangements

If you have a view on the appeal then please submit your comments using one of the methods below before this Wednesday 26 January:

  • online at www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk. In the case reference box, insert the number 2140979
  • by emailing teamp7@pins.gsi.gov.uk, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423
  • in writing by post, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423/A/10/2140979/NWF and enclosing three copies of your letter. The address is: Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/18A, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN

Convenience store grounds of appeal information published

The grounds of appeal for Lydgate Lane convenience store planning application 10/02657/FUL have now been published on the Sheffield City Council website. You can download a PDF of it here:

Grounds of appeal document for 10/02657/FUL (PDF, 584KB)

The detail is in the document. If you read it you will see that the appeal:

  • challenges the council to demonstrate that the extension would cause any detriment to pedestrian or traffic safety and the free flow of traffic
  • will show that the perceived level of harm is not so great as to warrant the refusal of the development in terms of:
    1 – the need for further car parking in a local centre and whether the lack of off-street parking will lead to an increase in street parking in the immediate locality to the detriment of road users
    2 – whether the development can provide adequate on-site servicing arrangements

If you have a view on the appeal then please submit your comments using one of the methods below before 26 January 2011:

  • online at www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk. In the case reference box, insert the number 2140979
  • by emailing teamp7@pins.gsi.gov.uk, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423
  • in writing by post, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423/A/10/2140979/NWF and enclosing three copies of your letter. The address is: Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/18A, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN

Convenience store planning application appeal: submit your comments by 26 January

As expected, Turner Investments Ltd have submitted an appeal against the decision to refuse permission for planning application 10/02657/FUL, a convenience store in the current Motor World premises on Lydgate Lane.

This morning, Crosspool residents who commented on the application received a letter stating that the appeal started on 15 December and it appears that the window for comments is due to close today, Wednesday 29 December. It turns out that this should have read Wednesday 26 January 2011. A revised letter expected shortly.

A copy of the letter being sent out is below. If you have a view on the appeal then please submit your comments in one of three ways:

  • online at www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk. In the case reference box, insert the number 2140979
  • by emailing teamp7@pins.gsi.gov.uk, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423
  • in writing by post, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423/A/10/2140979/NWF and enclosing three copies of your letter. The address is: Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/18A, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN
Appeal letter
Appeal letter page 1
Appeal letter page 2
Appeal letter page 2