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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

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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)

Grey To Green blooming into Castlegate

6 Mar

The award-winning Grey To Green scheme looks set to cultivate new followers – with plans to extend the scheme into neighbouring parts of the city on show from tomorrow.

Sheffield City Council has launched a consultation into the second phase of the scheme, which has seen the city’s former inner ring road transformed into a green corridor that is also home to the country’s largest sustainable urban drainage system.

Phase One was designed by a team of Council designers, supported by Professor Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield’s Landscape Department.

This work could now be extended beyond West Bar towards Castlegate, Lady’s Bridge, the River Don and Kelham, has already scooped a wheelbarrow of awards, such as the National Green Champion at the International Green Apple Awards and the Eric Hughes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Sustainability.

Closer to home, the project also won Best Open Space and overall Outstanding’ project awards at the Sheffield Design Awards in late 2016.

Grey to Green Two proposes to make Castlegate and Exchange Street a location for new investment and a home for cutting-edge businesses as well as encouraging additional city centre living.

With funding from Sheffield City Region and Sheffield City Council, the project will incorporate colourful meadows, trees and a sustainable drainage system which reduces flooding risk.

It will also improve and link up walking and cycling routes which should enhance the experience of visiting, living and working in the area as well as providing a setting for new development opportunities in the area and supporting existing businesses and civic buildings as part of the wider Castlegate Kickstart Programme.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “These are exciting times for Castlegate and the wider area. Everywhere you look you can see the enrgy of new ideas and opportunities and extending Grey To Green is a key part of this.

“The initial scheme has completely transformed the former inner ring road and created a magical walkway full of unusual plants and flowers. It has deserved its many successes and given Sheffield’s Outdoor City credentials a real boost.

“Now the skills of the University of Sheffield and 2012 London Olympics designer Professor Nigel Dunnett will be brought back to breathe new life into Castlegate and the surrounding area.”

Grey to Green Phase 1 between West Bar Green and Lady’s Bridge was completed in 2016 and has been successful in attracting  new investment to the area. Phase two will start in early 2019 with completion expected by the end of the year.

Among plans for the consultation are the closure of Castlegate to vehicles, except for loading, a proposed bus gate on Blonk Street, an environmental weight restriction on Exchange Place between Furnival Road and Blonk Street and revised access arrangements on Castle Street  and Waingate.

The consultation starts on Thursday, 1 March 2018 and finishes on Friday 23 March. The council is hosting drop in sessions on Tuesday 6 March from 11am to 2pm and Wednesday 7 March from 4pm to 7pm at OVO Spaces, Terminal Warehouse Two, Wharf Street,  Victoria Quays, Sheffield, S2 5SY.

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