Agenda for the Conservation meeting of 2012-05-21 (Monday) at 19:30 in the Stocks

(last modified on 2012-05-19)
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a.    Welcome to members, new members, and visitors.
b.    Registration of any apologies.
c.    Acceptance or amendments to the minutes of the previous meeting, prior to being published on our web site.
  1. Call for volunteers for the currently vacant position of treasurer.
  2. Report on the meeting of voluntary groups at the Parish Council Offices.
  3. Report on discussions with historians Mel and Joan Jones and Tegwen of EPIP; and possible approval of our draft grant application to EPIP for a possible two new industrial heritage boards and possible heritage trail¬.
  4. Report of discussions with Natalie Briggs, "Program and Development Manager" at "Sheffield International Venues (SIV) Ltd." (Concord, Ponds Forge, and 15 other venues), about possible preparations for the Olympic Torch on 25th June.
  5. Discussion of our contribution to the "Picnic in the Park" organised for 12:00 to 16:00 on 4th June to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.
  6. Ideas following the offer of photos and a ledger detailing purchases for gimlet making connected to the Industrial Heritage Board and the Ridge family.
x.   Discussion on new planning applications (See "Planning Applications" below).
y.   Any other business.
z.   Date of the next meeting, and in particular whether to change our meeting dates (e.g. to Tuesdays), to avoid clashing with the Poker Session next door, and the regular "Parks" group meetings.

Communications received (E.g. on ).

  • Following the erection of the heritage board, we received an email concerning some very old framed photographs and a ledger detailing purchases for gimlet manufacture connected to the Ridge family.
  • The Northern Assembly says their next Small grant deadline is 2012-06-20.

Information watch

  • Our "leaflet" and "information board on the history of the working part of Ecclesfield" were noted in the minutes of the Northern Assembly¬. (However, The Sheffield Telegraph¬ has reported that the new Burncross board was "pulled up from its stand" [If anybody sees somebody vandalizing our board, I suggest an immediate call to 999 to report a "crime in progress" - JP]
  • Average traffic speeds on The Wheel were found to be "marginally faster" following the removal of the SID. It was intended to have a further meeting May/June to discuss the practicalities of any recommended action.
  • Average traffic speeds on the wider section of Yew Lane were found to be 28mph implying that some drivers were travelling faster than the 30mph limit, raising the possibility that Yew Lane should be included in the rotation schedule for the SIDs.
  • Stop/Go boards will be operational on Chapeltown Road between 20th and 27th May.
  • Mobile speed cameras¬ will be in operation this week on Chapeltown Road and Wordsworth Avenue.
  • The Star¬ says that we are getting an improved walking/cycling/bridle route to Winkobank (and Meadowhall).
  • The next meeting of the Northern Assembly is on 2012-07-10 (Tuesday) at 18:30 at The Venue, Stocksbridge.
  • Sheffield Council think that it is necessary to have a cctv camera tower in Chapeltown park¬ and the Parks Group are discussing a similar system for Ecclesfield Park.

Planning Applications

Date Received
Date Validated
     -----------Proposal----------      ----Status-----

12/01451/TCA 15/05/201215/05/2012 44 Priory Road Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9XZ Removal of Horse Chestnut Tree ( Ecclesfield Conservation Area) Pending Consideration
No details on the Council web site.

12/01415/FUL 09/05/2012 09/05/2012 91 Chapeltown Road Sheffield S35 9WD Two/single-storey side extension to dwellinghouse Pending Consideration
A semi detached house on the right going to Chapeltown, having a Garage and Bedroom extension.

12/01192/FUL 26/04/2012 26/04/2012 Ecclesfield Community Garden Ecclesfield Park Church Street Sheffield S5 Erection of a 6m diameter canopy with green roof Pending Consideration
A hexagonal pagoda in the centre of the planned community garden¬.

12/01118/FUL 20/04/2012 20/04/2012 Land East Of The Railway South Of Smithy Wood Drive Sheffield S35 1QN Erection of Parcel Distribution Facility Pending Consideration
On the corner of Smithywood Business Park furthest from the entrances on Cowley Hill and Nether Lane.

12/01164/CHU 16/04/2012 16/04/2012 Unit 2A Ecclesfield 35 Industrial Estate Station Road Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9YR Use of industrial unit as waste transfer station for dry, non-hazardous waste Pending Consideration
An application by Yorkshire Wastecare Ltd. for change of use from vacant "light industrial" to "indoor, contained, licensed waste transfer station for segregation of dry, non-hazardous waste produced by demolition and domestic customers", and employing an extra 4 people processing 25,000 tons of waste a year.

(To see the documents, click on¬, Click [Application Search], Enter the Application Reference above, then [Search], then the "Click to view" arrow, then "Associated Documents > View associated documents".)
All the above were found using Ward = "East Ecclesfield", Parish = "Ecclesfield Parish Council", "Validated from" = 14/04/2012  to 18/05/2012

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