[This agenda was last updated on 2013-04-14 by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation Meeting of 2013-04-15

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.     JP’s report on progress with the Ecclesfield Village Archive, and member’s suggestions and comments for its future direction [There’s some information on it already on 4conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/About.html ].

2.     Discussion of the aims of the Group for including in our entry in Sheffield City Council’s “Help Yourself Database”. Members might also want to see and perhaps print out, and suggest amendments to our old “aims document.

3.     Discussion of our acceptance of the Parish Council’s invitation to their “Local History Archive Meeting” (See Communications received below).

4.  Discussion of the boundary-stones project, and any other projects members may want to move on with.


x.   Planning applications: There is only one new Planning Application, which is outlined in grey below.

However, in accordance with the decision made at last month’s meeting, we have registered the Group’s objection to the planning application by the Players Lounge, so members would be interested in any information anybody has regarding what has happened to this and to last week’s licensing review.

y.   Any other business.

z.   Date of Next meeting.

Communications received, e.g. on  

Communications sent

Information watch


New Planning Applications

Retention of fencing and gate to front of dwellinghouse

80 Mill Road Sheffield S35 9XQ

Ref. No: 13/00827/FUL | Received: Tue 12 Mar 2013 | Validated: Mon 18 Mar 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This is one of the Mill Road prefabs. The fence fronts on to Mill Road and is approximately 1.5 meter high] 

Previous Planning Applications still pending

 Finalisation of HS2 Phase2 route is now hoped to be complete by the end of next year


Application to extend the planning permission for 5 years (Application under Section 73 to vary condition 1 (temporary time limit) as imposed by planning permission 08/00397/FUL) - Siting of temporary portacabin for use as Stand By point for ambulance

Swimming Baths Burncross Road Sheffield S35 1RX

Ref. No: 13/00810/FUL | Received: Thu 07 Mar 2013 | Validated: Thu 07 Mar 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This application describes a portacabin 7.2 metres long by 3 metres wide to be placed on the Chapeltown side of the baths, in order, to enable a single  ambulance or major incident vehicle” to be parked outside and serviced. Two reasons are given. 1) To improve response times in light of the new target of meeting 80% of “red” 999 calls within 8 minutes  2) “… to reduce the risk of cross-infection through removing dirty vehicles immediately from the hospital site.”

The design and access statement further explains “The current practice of ambulance cleaning immediately outside the District Hospital A&E unit is being dissuaded as these practices in this type of location are not helping the NHS to reduce the risk of cross-infection and in particular driving down the risk of MRSA.”

Our last meeting decided to comment on this objection, and these comments can be seen at http://publicaccess.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=neighbourComments&keyVal=MJLGQPNY09700 ]


Application to approve details in relation to condition numbers 16. Surface water drainage works, 17. Gas protection measures, and 20. BREEAM rating

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

Ref. No: 13/00701/COND | Received: Fri 01 Mar 2013 | Validated: Fri 01 Mar 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[Seeks approval for some sort of gas protection membrane, for a parcel distribution facility]


Erection of a dwellinghouse - resubmission of planning application 12/01322/FUL

Land Adjacent 32 Mellor Lea Farm Dive And At Rear Of 40 Mellor Lea Farm Drive Johnson Lane Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9XG

Ref. No: 13/00673/FUL | Received: Fri 01 Mar 2013 | Validated: Thu 14 Mar 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[The plan shows this to be a new detached, three bedroom house, with two floors and a loft windows, fronting directly on to Jonson Lane. The proposed house looks very close to the 2/3 story flats to its left, perhaps in order to make room for the lawn and retention of a large tree to the right. An existing, low level dry stone wall on the right would be replaced by a new fence, but this is towards the back of the house, and I don’t think it would be visible from Johnson Lane.


Submission of 12/01946/FUL condition details. Condition nos. 3) details of plant; 8) soil storage method statement; 12) foul and surface water; 13) treatment and removal of suspended soils; 14) surface water; 16) ponds; 26) ground investigation; 31) wheel washing; 34) HGV route

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

Ref. No: 13/00690/COND | Received: Wed 27 Feb 2013 | Validated: Wed 27 Feb 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This contains a report by ALControl Laboratories of three samples. (Most of the figures say “<” for less than, but there are some positive results, and a total aromatics of 140000 ug/kg. (I make this 140 parts per million, just over a 10th of a gram in per kilogramme of material, but don’t know how significant this is)]


Application under Sec 73 to vary condition 42. opening hours, imposed by 11/01426/FUL (erection of retail foodstore) to allow the foodstore to open between 0800 and 2100 hours Mondays to Saturdays

80 To 82 The Common Sheffield S35 9WN

Ref. No: 13/00498/FUL | Received: Fri 15 Feb 2013 | Validated: Mon 18 Feb 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[Looking at a comments from an objector, the previous hours were 8:00 to 20:00 hours, and 10:00 to 16:00 on Sundays.]


Erection of a smoking shelter and entrance canopy, single-storey front extension to restaurant area and single-storey rear extension to kitchen

Jinnah Indian Restaurant 1 The Common Sheffield S35 9WJ

Ref. No: 13/00352/FUL | Received: Mon 04 Feb 2013 | Validated: Thu 21 Feb 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[These are large in area, but only single story. The proposed canopy is 14.5 meters wide, and 3.9 metres wide at one side of which runs an extended entrance canopy. Parking seems to remain at 39 places.


 Use of building for Class A4 (Drinking Establishments) purposes

The Players Lounge 20 Yew Lane Sheffield S5 9AN

Ref. No: 13/00533/CHU | Received: Thu 14 Feb 2013 | Validated: Thu 14 Feb 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This is for a change of use from D2 (Club) to A4 (drinking establishment). The club seems to have deteriorated recently, with the Police having attended late in the night on the last two weekends. On the first occasion the Police had to endure being shouted at, and the second time, they had to isolate the club by roping Yew Lane off. Note that the club have also made an application for an extension of hours to 1:30 on weekend mornings, as indicated in a note to the minutes of the last meeting.

Our last meeting decided to object, and this objection can be seen at http://publicaccess.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=neighbourComments&keyVal=MIIF31NY09I00 ]


All the above were found using Ward = "East Ecclesfield", Parish = "Ecclesfield Parish Council", "Validated from" 18 March 2013 to 15 April 2013.

Planning Applications Granted

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: Granted Conditionally

[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: Granted Conditionally

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

2013-03-17: The “decision notice” does not seem to be on the Council web site, so I don’t know what the conditions were.]


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: Granted Conditionally

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


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