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Neighbourhood Planning – Applications for Kelham & Neepsend Neighbourhood Area designation and Neighbourhood Forum designation

29 Nov

Kelham & Neepsend have made an application to designate a Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum.  Designating a Neighbourhood Area and Forum is the first stage in the neighbourhood plan process.  See: neighbourhood planning

The application is available from https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning/neighbourhood-planning-kelham-neepsend/ and includes a map of the proposed Neighbourhood Area, a statement on why the area is considered appropriate, a copy of the proposed forum’s constitution and contact details for the proposed forum.

A copy of the application is also available to view at First Point, Howden House, Union Street in the city centre, and at the Central Library, Surrey Street.

Comments on the application are invited for a 6 week period from Wednesday 28 November 2018 to Wednesday 9 January 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has been designated another cannot be designated for the area until that existing Neighbourhood Forum expires or is withdrawn.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 Kelham & Neepsend  Neighbourhood Forum application or the proposed boundary for the Neighbourhood Area, 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

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Ponderosa Park Consultation

23 Aug

 

 

 

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To complete the survey, please follow the link below:

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-business-strategy/ponderosa-park-consultation

Community Infrastructure Levy – consultation

16 Aug

Overview

The Council receives a payment called a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for new building projects, which is then used to fund necessary improvements in infrastructure.

We are seeking views on our proposals to use the Local CIL (Neighbourhood Portion) in Sheffield to:

  • promote the development of Neighbourhood Plans across the city
  • ensure that areas of higher deprivation receive a fairer overall share
  • improve how local communities are involved in the decisions on how it is spent

Why We Are Consulting

Background

What is Community Infrastructure Levy?

“A levy allowing local authorities to raise funds from owners or developers of land undertaking new building projects in their area.”

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge paid to Councils by owners or developers of land undertaking new building projects. It is used by councils to fund improvements to the infrastructure required to support new development. This could include transport, telecommunications, energy, water supply, sewerage and drainage, schools, hospitals, health centres, sports and recreational facilities and open space.

CIL is a flexible fund. Money collected from development in one part of the city can be used to help provide essential infrastructure in another part of the city. Therefore –

  • 80% of CIL goes into a central pot and the Council decides the priority city-wide projects that will receive this funding.
  • 5% of CIL goes to the Council for administration
  • 15% is called the ‘Neighbourhood Portion’ or ‘Local CIL’ and is used to fund local infrastructure needs. Local communities will decide on how this fund is allocated.

The Council started collecting CIL in July 2015. To date (August 2018) the total CIL collected is £7.4m. £1.1m of this is the ‘Neighbourhood Portion.’

This consultation is focused on the allocation of the Neighbourhood Portion.

The ‘Neighbourhood Portion’ or Local CIL

“Anything that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area”.

Where there are town and parish councils, the CIL Neighbourhood Portion will be paid over directly to them and they will spend it on their infrastructure priorities. Sheffield has three local councils – Bradfield Parish Council, Ecclesfield Parish Council and Stocksbridge Town Council.

Where there is a Neighbourhood Plan the CIL Neighbourhood Portion is increased to 25%. A Neighbourhood Plan gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. This 25% is paid to the local Neighbourhood Forum that has developed the Plan. Up to August 2018 there have been no Neighbourhood Plans adopted in Sheffield, although 3 are in preparation.

In non-parished areas without a Neighbourhood Plan (i.e. the majority of the city), the City Council will hold the CIL Neighbourhood Portion funds and ensure that it is spent within the “communities where development takes place”

What we are seeking views on

We now need your views on how the Neighbourhood Portion is allocated in non-parished areas or those areas without a Neighbourhood Plan, as well as how local communities are involved in the decisions on how it is spent.

Please see the flowchart attached to help you visualise the process we are consulting on.

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/communities-business-strategy/use-of-the-community-infrastructure-levy/

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Sheffield Housing Survey

7 Aug

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State of the Sector Survey from VAS

7 Aug

What’s the state of the voluntary and community sector in Sheffield? We’re trying to find out, and need your views and experiences. By taking time to complete the questionnaire you can help make the case for our collective impact and the importance of the sector to the city. Please do take the time to complete the questionnaire –  https://goo.gl/forms/n2Lv8YcfMKT6aWij1.  We’ll produce a report and one page poster/infographic which can be used widely with funders and others to make the case for what we bring.

If you also have volunteers could you encourage them to complete the volunteer questionnaire – we would like to hear from all people whether they volunteer or not and would really appreciate it if you could fill in our short Sheffield Volunteer Survey  https://goo.gl/forms/S87WTOAHmcaa50pr1

SYCF Vital Signs Survey

13 Jul

We want to give our communities a voice!

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) is currently conducting a community consultation which will form a part of our second annual Vital Signs Report. Vital signs is a way of presenting a picture of an area using local statistics combined with the views of the people who live there. The results will help us give grants that are better targeted, and inform the work of other local agencies.

Completing this survey will take around 5 minutes.

The link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VitalSigns2018

 

Removal of Public Payphone:  Chaucer Road, Sheffield, S5 9QN

24 May

Removal of Public Payphone:  Chaucer Road, Sheffield, S5 9QN

BT have already put a notice in the kiosk  on the 17th May 2018. This kiosk has recently been damaged beyond economical repair and BT are proposing to remove the service permanently.         

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

Deadline for comments is 1 July 2018. 

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.

For more information please refer to the following link: removing_callboxes (1)