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Road Resurfacing Work – Manchester Road & Rivelin Valley Road

23 Jul

Dear Resident/Business
Road Resurfacing Work – Manchester Road & Rivelin Valley Road
As part of the Streets Ahead highway works we will soon be resurfacing some sections of the following roads;
• Manchester Road – Sheffield/Derbyshire boundary to Rivelin Valley Road.
• Manchester Road – junction of Rivelin Valley Road to Hagg Lane.
• Rivelin Valley Road – junction of Manchester Road to Holme Lane.
Work will take place in late July on Manchester Road (from Sheffield/Derbyshire boundary to Rivelin Valley Road), and work on the remaining section of Manchester Road and Rivelin Valley Road will take place in early to mid-August. Work will take place between the hours of 8pm and 5am, Monday – Friday only.
The work has been scheduled to take place at night to minimise disruption in the area. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and any noise you may experience.
Please note this work will be completed under a road closure and there will be no on-street parking on the section of road that we are resurfacing during working hours. Vehicles left on-street may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your vehicle released.
Temporary road signs will be displayed ten days before work starts confirming the dates and duration of works, and parking restriction signs will be displayed five days before.
Parking and access arrangements
Access to properties on the roads we are working on may be limited during working hours. On-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let our on-site supervisor know if you need vehicle access to your property for urgent reasons. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times.
If you are away during the period in which the works are scheduled to take place, please avoid parking your car on the road. Our work schedule is heavily dependent on the weather and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances so it may be necessary to change the start date at short notice. To ensure we deliver our programme to schedule, we will need to tow cars that are delaying our works.

Bus service and bin collection changes
Changes to your regular bus service or diversion routes will be publicised by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport (SYPTE). Please check your local bus stop or http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com for any route changes. You can also call Traveline on 01709 515151 or follow @TravelSYorks on Twitter.
If there are any changes to your bin collection days these will be communicated by Veolia at http://www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or on Twitter @Recycle4Shef. Call 0114 273 4567 between 8am and 6pm for more information.

Road Safety
• Be patient and take extra care during road works.
• Make sure to allow extra time for your journey.
• Stick to the designated diversion routes and always drive within the speed limit.

Bogus Callers

If you are approached by someone claiming to be from Amey, the Council or connected to the Streets Ahead programme offering to resurface your drive please do not hand over any money. If possible take the callers details, including their vehicle registration number and we will inform the Police. All Streets Ahead and Amey employees carry identity cards. If you have any doubts about the identity of a person claiming to work for Streets Ahead please call customer services.
Further information
Please follow us on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SASouthW for further information and updates about local works.
If you would like to discuss any issues, please contact us on 0114 273 4567 or email streetsahead@sheffield.gov.uk
Thank you
We appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.
Kind regards
Streets Ahead

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An application has been made to renew the status of Dore Village Society as the designated neighbourhood forum for the Dore Neighbourhood Area

20 Jun

The notice reads as follows:

An application has been made to renew the status of Dore Village Society as the designated neighbourhood forum for the Dore Neighbourhood Area.  The Dore neighbourhood area is partly within Sheffield Planning Authority and partly within the Peak District National Park Authority.

Dore Neighbourhood Forum was designated for a period of five years in October 2014 in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

This application seeks to renew it for a further five years.

The application is supported by a map of the Neighbourhood Area, a copy of the Dore Village society constitution, and contact details for the forum.

A copy of the application can be viewed on the Council consultation portal at:

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning/neighbourhood-planning-dore-neighbourhood-forum

and at  https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-planning/current-consultations

It is also available to view in Sheffield City Centre at:

  • First Point, Howden House, Union Street, Sheffield S1 2SH
  • Reading Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ

 and at the following locations too:

  • Totley Community Resource & Information Centre

205 Baslow Road, Sheffield, S17 4DT

  • Peak District National Park Authority,

Aldern House, Baslow Road
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1AE

 

Comments on the application are invited for a 6 week period from 5 June to 17 July 2019 

Once a Neighbourhood Forum has been designated another cannot be designated for the area until that existing Neighbourhood Forum expires or is withdrawn.

To comment on the application contact us preferably by email providing your full name and address:

Forward & Area Planning
Planning Service
Sheffield City Council
Howden House

1 Union Street
Sheffield    S1 2SH

Removal of Public Payphone:  Junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road, Nether Green

6 Jun

Ant Kids Charity would like to take ownership of this telephone kiosk under BT’s adopt a kiosk programme. Further details can be found at http://www.payphones.bt.com. BT are therefore proposing to remove the payphone service at this location. (Irrespective of the outcome of the consultation, the payphone equipment would not be removed if Antkids charity did not proceed with the adoption).

BT have already put a notice in the kiosk on the 17th May 2019. The Council are collating views on the permanent removal of this telephone service, to allow Antkids charity to proceed with adopting the phonebox.

If anyone wishes to comment or object to this proposal, please write to Sheffield City Council as the local planning authority

to Forward & Area Planning Team, Sheffield City Council, Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH; or to sheffieldplan@sheffield.gov.uk

Please quote the telephone number of the telephone kiosk (0114 230 2399) or the location (junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road)

Deadline for comments is 1 July 2019.

The local planning authority will then consider the comments, alongside other prescribed factors and will publish in draft whether they will be consenting or objecting to the proposal on that basis.

 

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Public Meeting Regarding the Proposed Development of the Baldwins Omega Site – Sat 6th January 2018

4 Jan

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Protecting Sheffield from flooding moves forward

20 Apr

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Last year we consulted the public on options being considered for the Upper Don and Sheaf catchments, as part of the Protecting Sheffield from Flooding programme.

And now, following public feedback and further technical analysis, some of the options can be ruled out, while others are being progressed for further consideration.

Councillor Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for the environment, said:  “We all remember the 2007 floods that caused such devastation to the city and, tragically, the loss of two lives.

“Ten years on, we as a council are driving forward these plans to ensure we are doing all we can to ensure that property flooding on this scale never happens again in our city.

“In progressing this vital work, we are listening to the views of communities and organisations, who are helping to shape our approach and the direction of the programme as it develops.

“This is potentially one of the largest investment programmes in the country when it comes to flood protection, and we need to get it right. We are therefore moving forward with working up more detailed proposals that are appropriate for Sheffield’s unique landscape and that will also protect the city from flooding for generations to come.”

Last year, Sheffield City Council’s flood protection team ran a consultation on a large number of potential measures aimed at protecting residents and businesses in the Upper Don, Porter and Sheaf valleys from flooding.  This consultation was advertised on the South West blog: https://southwestsheffield.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/protecting-sheffield-from-flooding-public-drop-in-events/

Sheffield’s approach to managing floodwater will begin with slowing the flow of water upstream, before it enters the city. This involves natural flood management, exploring the use of existing reservoirs, and creating flood storage areas in existing open spaces within floodplains. These flood storage areas would temporarily store flood water and release it slowly after a severe storm. For the majority of the time they would be dry, and used for recreation or as wildlife habitats.

The next stage of the council’s approach involves containing floodwater that does enter the city, by removing pinch points and building flood defences along rivers. Rather than just walls, these defences can involve environmental enhancements, such as pocket park that was recently built on the River Don at Nursery Street.

Further flood resilience measures are also being considered. These include securing improved river maintenance in the long term and improved flood emergency responses, to reduce disruption and allow people to get back to normal more quickly after a flood.

Following feedback given during the public consultation, as well further technical analysis and design, the programme team are now no longer considering options for flood storage areas at Wharncliffe Side downstream, Oughtibridge, Beeley Wood, Loxley Malin Bridge, Loxley Rowell Bridge, Rivelin Wolf Wheel, Totley Brook and Whiteley Woods.

In the Sheaf catchment areas, options that remain under consideration include rural land management and natural flood management; flood storage areas at Abbey Brook, Endcliffe Park, Mayfield and Millhouses Park and flood defences along the river around Abbeydale Road, Little London Road, Broadfield Road and Queens Road. Removal of pinch points is also under consideration, such as the one caused by the bridge at Saxon Road.

In the Upper Don meanwhile, options include looking at the use of existing reservoirs, rural land management and natural flood management, flood storage in areas including the Roscoe site in the Rivelin valley, the Wisewood site in the Loxley valley and upstream at Wharncliffe Side; defences along the river at Stocksbridge, Oughtibridge, Winn Gardens, Hillsborough, Loxley and Kelham Island, and catchment-wide measures to improve overall resilience to flooding. Consideration is also being given to channel re-grading and weir removal, downstream of Penistone Road Bridge on the River Loxley.

Consideration of the above options will be informed by the comments, questions and concerns raised by members of the public during the consultation.

In the coming months, a preferred option will be selected for each of the Sheaf and Upper Don catchment areas. These options will include a range of flood protection measures and will be the ones best suited to protecting the city from extreme flood events, while also taking into account the consultation responses, Government cost-benefit rules and any potential environmental impact.

The outline business case will be submitted to central Government later in the year. If approved for government funding, a process of detailed design will get underway during 2018.

This will involve further public consultation with affected parties, key organisations, the planning authority and communities to ensure that the final designs are the best they can be.

The overall programme involves six separate flood alleviation schemes, to protect homes and businesses in different parts of the city. In addition to the Upper Don flood alleviation scheme and the Sheaf and Porter Brook flood alleviation scheme, the following schemes also form part of this programme:

  • A Lower Don Valley programme, which is already nearing completion;
  • a culvert renewal programme;
  • an environmental scheme to manage flooding and surface water from planned developments on the Manor and Arbourthorne estates; and
  • a flood alleviation scheme on the upper Blackburn Brook, to benefit homes and businesses in Chapeltown and Ecclesfield.

The economic benefits of the programme, should the council achieve its objectives, include the potential for 15,000 new jobs, 27,000 new homes, 40 new businesses and £150million economic growth for Sheffield per year.

Coun Lodge added: “Over the next 50 years, around 6,000 households and 2,000 businesses in our city will be at risk of flooding due to climate change, so we have no choice but to do all we can now to prevent this.

“This flooding could come at an economic cost of £1bn to Sheffield, as well as proving catastrophic for residents and businesses.

“That’s why I’m so pleased we are pressing ahead with these schemes. We will do, and are doing, our very best to protect Sheffield from flooding, now and into the future.”

To find out more, please visit: http://www.floodprotectionsheffield.com/pages/consultation

Keep up-to-date with our latest news at sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk

 

Ecclesall Ward Public Meeting

17 Mar

The Ecclesall Ward Councillors invite you to a public meeting to discuss proposals for local school sites in Ecclesall & Banner Cross, parking at Banner Cross and raise any local issues with local Councillors.  Ecclesall Ward Meeting - March 2016.png

Primary School Places in South West Sheffield

16 Apr

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