[This agenda was last updated on 2013-02-17 by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation meeting of 2013-02-18

at 19:30 in the lounge bar of “The Stocks”

a.    Welcome: to members, new members, and visitors.

b.    Any apologies:

c.    Minutes: Acceptance or amendment to the minutes of the previous meeting, prior to their being published on our web site.

1.     Discussion of next month’s AGM, including the procedure for the election of a new Chair.

2.     Progress on scanning and archiving the Ridge Ledgers.

x.   Planning applications: See "New Planning Applications" below. The coloured sections underneath, entitled, “Previous Planning Applications still pending”, and “Planning Applications Granted”, are for member’s information, and probably don’t need discussing again.

y.   Any other business.

z.   Date of Next meeting.

Communications received, e.g. on  

·         We received confirmation from Oonagh Mcclean of the Ecclesfield Walkabout on 14th February, so perhaps one of our members can tell us what issues were found.

Information watch

New Planning Applications

Two/single storey rear extension to dwellinghouse including terrace to first floor, external alterations including new windows and timber cladding and alterations to vehicular access

189 The Wheel Sheffield S35 9ZA

Ref. No: 13/00286/FUL | Received: Tue 29 Jan 2013 | Validated: Wed 30 Jan 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This is a detached house on the South side of The Wheel . The main extension appears to me to be at the back of the house, but there are also major changes to the front garden, including the replacement of two drives at the side with one central drive with automatic sliding gate clad in cedar boards.]

Illuminated name sign

Site Of Rollem Patent Products 80 To 82 The Common (Aldi) Sheffield S35 9WN

Ref. No: 13/00287/ADV | Received: Fri 25 Jan 2013 | Validated: Fri 25 Jan 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[The sign is to be some 2 meters wide by 2.5 meters tall, reaching to 4.5 meters from the ground.]

Use of ground floor as two apartments

Ground Floor Unit Regency Court Primrose Drive Sheffield

Ref. No: 12/03749/FUL | Received: Mon 03 Dec 2012 | Validated: Thu 24 Jan 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[These two apartments seem to replace the (unused) café, and perhaps some storage areas]

All the above were found using Ward = "East Ecclesfield", Parish = "Ecclesfield Parish Council", "Validated from" = 21st January 2013 to 17th February 2013.


Previous Planning Applications still pending

Application to approve details in relation to Condition No. 2. External materials; relating to planning permission no. 09/03879/FUL

Ashcore Developments Ltd Unit 8 Excelsior Works Station Road Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9YR

Ref. No: 13/00137/COND | Received: Thu 10 Jan 2013 | Validated: Mon 14 Jan 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[this is one of the industrial buildings on the left going down from the Police station, just before the old Laboratories ]


Single-storey rear extension and single-storey front porch to dwellinghouse

170 Ecclesfield Road Chapeltown Sheffield S35 1TE

Ref. No: 12/03955/FUL | Received: Thu 20 Dec 2012 | Validated: Fri 11 Jan 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[this is one of the houses on the left going to Chapeltown, but is set back from the road. The application appears to involve a major renovation and extension taking the existing front porch forward beyond the existing bay window, and extending the garage forward to meet it.]

Erection of a storage hut

25th Sheffield (Ecclesfield) Scout Group Scout Hall Yew Lane Sheffield S5 9AL

Ref. No: 12/04027/FUL | Received: Mon 17 Dec 2012 | Validated: Wed 16 Jan 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[The plan refers to the scout hut between Yew Lane, Greaves Road, and Reneville Court. The application proposes what looks like a concrete garage, 2 meters inside the rear and side boundaries of the site, to the right of the entrance, and behind the existing 2.5 metre high fence.

Coal Recovery and Restoration Scheme

Former Hesley Wood Tip Smithy Wood Road Chapeltown Sheffield S61 2SE

Ref. No: 12/01946/FUL | Received: Fri 29 Jun 2012 | Validated: Mon 02 Jul 2012 | Status:” “Pending Decision” (Was “Pending Consideration).


[The site plan shows this to be to the North of Cowley Hill, running between Chapeltown and the M1 to stop just before Hesley wood. RecyCoal say that a coal washing plant will be built, 35 local jobs created, and 395,000 tonnes of coal extracted over 3 years. Access to the site is directly on to Cowley Hill and thence to M1 J35. Soil will then be imported and planted with grass and 41,000 trees. "A" frame barriers will then be installed, giving access to hard surfaced paths. Ancient woodland on the edge of the site will be preserved. The site is within the Green Belt and two residents have objected, on nature conservation, amenity and environmental grounds. Also, Natural England are recommending that an "Environmental Statement" be prepared, but I don't know whether this has been done.] 


[There are still some 220 comments on Sheffield City Council’s planning site, (including one with 143 signatures). My sample viewing of 5 of these showed only objections].


Application to approve details in relation to conditions 10. surface water disposal; 15. surface water discharge; 19. bird boxes 22. surface water drainage from hardstandings; 23. downpipes and 24. manholes relating to planning permission 12/01118/FUL

Land East Of The Railway South Of Smithy Wood Drive Sheffield S35 1QN

Ref. No: 12/03501/COND | Received: Wed 07 Nov 2012 | Validated: Wed 07 Nov 2012 | Status: Pending Consideration


[At first glance, the plans look extensive, complicated, and thorough. They also contain health and safety cautions about “trenches” and “shoring”.]

Planning Applications Granted

Demolition of 2.7 metre high rear boundary wall (Conservation Area Consent Application under Reg 3 - 1992)

46 Church Street Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9WE

Ref. No: 12/04050/RG3 | Received: Fri 21 Dec 2012 | Validated: Fri 21 Dec 2012 | Status: Granted Conditionally

[This appears to be an application to demolish a “loose stone and fill” side wall separating two detached houses opposite St. Mary’s Church. Part of the wall is said to be collapsing and requires re-building – Click on the link above, and then View Supplementary information for photographs]



Alteration to remove restriction on trading hours for the petrol filling station (Application under Section 73 to remove condition no. 17 (Hours of Use) as imposed by planning permission 95/01514/FUL (formally 95/1087P)- Erection of a food retail superstore with car parking accommodation, a petrol filling station and car wash facilities

Morrisons Supermarket 299 The Common Sheffield S35 9WJ

Ref. No: 12/03314/FUL | Received: Wed 24 Oct 2012 | Validated: Wed 24 Oct 2012 | Status: Granted Conditionally [but the usual copy of the conditions does not seem to be on the Council Web site]


[The proposed increase in opening hours has produced one objection from a neighbour on the grounds that the noise from the loudspeakers calling out instructions to petrol customers between the existing hours of 7:00 and 22:00 is already too great.]

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