Moor View Farm planning applications open for comment

Moor View Farm
Planning applications are online for Moor View Farm

Planning application 14/02155/FUL for the building of houses on the lower part of the Moor View Farm site is now online and open for comments.

The more detailed plans show five houses, garages, 12 parking spaces and two drives for vehicle access from Manchester Road.

This application is being submitted alongside another scheme, 14/02232/FUL, for the upper part of the site to replace the dilapidated barns with two dwellings, which is also open for comment.

There is also an application 14/01368/FUL to add an extension to the existing farmhouse.

Crosspool well dressing takes pride of place on Manchester Road

Crosspool well dressing
2014 Crosspool well dressing

Make sure you take a look at Crosspool well dressing when you next go past. You’ll find it  on the grass bank outside Crosspool Tavern on Manchester Road.

This year’s well dressing theme is the centenary of the first world war.

The well dressing was created by volunteers over the last few days and was dedicated on Friday night by
Revd. Stephen Parker of St Frances of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Crosspool.

Crosspool well dressing
2014 Crosspool well dressing

Permission sought to extend former coffee shop house

Crosspool coffee shop
The former Crosspool coffee shop building

Plans have been submitted for an extension to the former Crosspool Coffee Shop house located between Manchester Road and Lydgate Lane.

Previously a public toilet, the building closed as a coffee shop in January 2011 and is currently a two-bedroom residential house.

The new plans involve extending the house to to the kerb edge next to the phone box in order to accommodate additional reception rooms and bedrooms. A driveway entrance would be located on the Manchester Road side and the site plan indicates that trees would need to be removed to make room for the larger building.

You can comment on the application on the Sheffield City Council website. The standard consultation is due to end on Tuesday 20 May 2014, with a decision potentially being made on Tuesday 3 June 2014.

14/01290/FUL planning application for 315 Lydgate Lane, Sheffield S10 5FR

14/01290/FUL building floor plans (PDF, 1.2MB)

14/01290/FUL site plan (PDF, 441KB)

Moor View Farm to be restored; five new houses planned for site

Moor View Farm
Plans for the Moor View Farm site have been revealed

Five new houses are being proposed for the Moor View Farm site, alongside restoration of the main farm buildings.

Jaguar Estates, the company behind the Moor View Farm development, has shared initial details of their plans. They intend to rescue the main old house and fully restore it. This will involve replacement of the rear extension with a similar one on two levels.

The developers propose to rebuild the outbuildings – which are unsafe and in poor order  – along the same lines to maintain the farm feeling, and create another two barn-style dwellings on the top part of the site.

A new roadway is proposed down the right side of the existing house to serve five new 3/4 bedroomed houses across the rear of the site.

Details of the scheme will be worked up in the near future for a full submission in May. The planners won’t accept an application until the developers have refreshed the bat survey in May. This survey showed an absence of bats last September.

In the meantime, work starts on the main farmhouse in March.

Moor View Farm sold to developer

Moor View Farm
Moor View Farm on Manchester Road

Moor View Farm on Manchester Road is undergoing repairs after being sold to a developer last week.

Jaguar Estates have purchased the site and are currently working on restoring the farmhouse. Safety fencing has gone up to enable them to get on with repairs.

The buildings are said to be in quite a poor state, with a hole in the roof and a holes in the floors. At the moment the developer has said that it is their intention to repair the buildings and put them back into use as a house.

There is considerable local interest in the site, particularly regarding the preservation of the farmhouse. Crosspool Forum has asked through Crookes ward Councillor Geoff Smith that it is kept informed of any future developments for the site. We’ll share news on this as and when we hear anything.

Wet weather delays reopening of A57 Manchester Road

Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road

Manchester Road will fully reopen on Monday 3 March, four weeks later than originally planned.

Contractors Amey installed a new drain and gabions but wet weather has delayed the completion of the ground anchoring to the upper slope.

This means the single lane closure and temporary traffic lights will now be in place until March.

A57 Manchester Road reopens

Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road

The A57 at Crosspool reopened on Monday lunchtime to single lane traffic after three weeks of maintenance work.

The road was closed in both directions from Hagg Lane and Coldwell Lane to the junction of Rivelin Valley Road at the beginning of November. The closure was to allow major repairs to be carried out following a landslip.

Andrew Harley, Construction Manager at Amey who are carrying out the work as part of the Streets Ahead project, said: “We’ve dug deep under the road to replace a damaged drain and to dig out more than 700 tonnes of clay and rock and install supports to help prevent further land movement.

“We are now ready to make further repairs on the upper embankment and plan to have the rest of the work finished and the road fully reopened by the end of January.”

The Bamford bus is also now running as normal once again.

Tapton Hill Congregational Church Autumn 2013 Craft Fayre

Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool
Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool

Tapton Hill Congregational Church is holding its Autumn Craft Fayre this Saturday, 9 November.

It starts at 2pm and features stalls, refreshments, produce, a tombola, books and cakes.

The church can be found on the corner of Manchester Road and Tapton Hill Road.

A57 Manchester Road to close for three weeks

Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road

Manchester Road will close for three weeks in November to allow for the repair of a collapsed drain under the road.

From 11pm on Friday 8 November 8 to 6am on Monday 2 December 2013 the road will be closed as follows:

  • Outbound after Hagg Lane and Coldwell Lane (with notices that access will be maintained for the local businesses and residents)
  • Inbound at the junction of the A57/A6101 Rivelin Valley Road. Local traffic will be able to access Lodge Lane via Rails Road but HGVs will be diverted via Malin Bridge

The A57 will then reopen again to single lane traffic while further work is carried out to stabilise the slope below the road. Once this is completed, the road will fully reopen at the end of January 2014. Pedestrian access will be maintained while this work is carried out.

Contractors Amey will advantage of the road closure to carry out other works at the same time including pruning of trees, clearing overgrown footpaths, some footpath repairs and clearing drainage gullies.

Sign warning motorists of A57 Manchester Road repairs
Sign warning motorists of A57 Manchester Road repairs