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[This agenda was last updated on 2014-04-21 by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation meeting of 2014-04-22 at 19:00 in The Stocks

A.    Chair: Mr Ian Deans

B.    Attendance and Apologies:

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

D.    Agenda Items:

1.     Insurance.

2.     Update on the Planters for Church Street/Chapeltown Road, etc.

3.     Grant application to Parish Council for leaflets and dispensers.

4.     Discussion of the successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid, prior to our attending the next meeting of the Ecclesfield District Archiving Group

5.     Any comments on our possible attendance at the Ecclesfield Gala on 31st August.

6.     A report on the meeting at Smithy Wood, on the proposed M1 J35 Motorway Service Station (See New Planning Applications below).

7.     Any comments on other planning applications.

8.     Dates and venues for future meetings.

X. Planning Applications (See below).

Y. Any questions or comments on the Communications, Information, or Planning Applications below; or any other business.


Links and information for Agenda items

Item 4 above: Heritage Lottery Fund bid above: We received an email from David Morton, Clerk to Ecclesfield Parish Council, telling us that the Ecclesfield Parish Council�s bid for Heritage Lottery Fund, which they submitted with our letter of support, had been accepted. Because of this, we have been invited to the meeting of the Ecclesfield District Archive at 11:00, on 13th May in the Parish Council Committee Room. The Ecclesfield Archive is already benefiting from the Council�s backup facilities, however we might want to see if the Council will approve further expenditures, including if members agree the following �

a)     �750 for the cost of the reply paid envelopes needed for the joint survey initiative. We could use this to, for instance ask people if they were willing to contribute photographs, reminiscences, or their time to the Archive.

b)     �25 (buys �100) Google Adwords for the above.

c)      �600 for new server hardware (�300 i5 cpu+ server motherboard, ram, �200 monitor, �100 PSU, mouse etc. = �600).

Item 6 above: Members may want to sign the petition against the Smithy Wood service station, or see other information on our web site.

Other communications, e.g. on

The items in this section will not be gone through one by one, but will be discussed if mentioned by a member.

Information watch

The items in this section will not be gone through one by one, but will be discussed if mentioned by a member.

Planning Applications

New planning applications

Italics are my interpretation, usually after only briefly scanning the documents

Removal of Trees (TPO Number 808/22)

Land Adjacent 14 And 15 Harcourt Rise Sheffield S35 1QD

Ref. No: 14/01369/TPO | Received: Mon 14 Apr 2014 | Validated: Mon 14 Apr 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

Harcourt rise is just across the A629 Cowley Lane. There seem to be three trees involved. A copy of a tree preservation order (No 1 � 1970) was submitted. However, a current photograph shows them to be multi-stemmed, overgrown, and leaning towards the houses.


Erection of a motorway service area including proposed facilities building, hotel, filling station, parking facilities for all vehicles, access and circulation internal roads, structured and natural landscaping with outside picnic space and dog walking area, associated infrastructure and earthworks (Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations 2011 Schedule 2 proposal)

Smithy Wood Cowley Hill (Adjoining Junction 35 Of M1 Motorway) Sheffield 35

Ref. No: 14/01079/OUT | Received: Tue 25 Mar 2014 | Validated: Tue 25 Mar 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration


Erection of full height covered canopy to front elevation

Laminates Ltd 95 - 97 Green Lane Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9WY

Ref. No: 14/00832/FUL | Received: Mon 10 Mar 2014 | Validated: Wed 12 Mar 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration


Application to approve details in relation to condition numbers 52. (Interpretation board) and 53. (Works to improve forecourt) relating to planning permission 11/01426/FUL

ALDI 82 The Common Sheffield S35 9WN (Site Of Rollem Patent Products)

Ref. No: 14/00605/COND | Received: Thu 13 Feb 2014 | Validated: Fri 21 Feb 2014 | Status: Condition application decided

Since the new heritage board had not been erected, the officer�s report did not accept the condition. The most up to date information officer report I could find on the Council�s site said �

�Discussions have taken place prior to submission of this application. These related to the proposed location of the interpretation board. The initial suggestion was to locate the board to the rear of the courtyard area but this was considered unsuitable as in this position, it was unlikely to be looked at by casual passers-by. The board is now to be located close to the footway of �The Common� so that it is more visible and more likely to be looked at by the public passing by the store. The location is acceptable.

No details of the content of the information board have been given as discussions are still being held with the Ecclesfield Conservation Group and EPIP (East Peak Innovation Partnership) a group that aims to support and secure the long term future of industrial heritage in the area. This part of the condition cannot be discharged.�


Application to approve details in relation to condition numbers 11. intrusive site investigation works; 12. surface water disposal; 13. separate surface and foul water drainage; 14. means of surface and foul water drainage; 19. sustainable energy; 20. details of new junction; 28. cycle parking provision; 30. Travel Plan; 32. land contamination investigation and 33. land contamination intrusive investigation report relating to planning permission 13/01335/FUL

Hydra Business Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX

Ref. No: 14/00509/COND | Received: Thu 13 Feb 2014 | Validated: Fri 14 Feb 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration


Alterations to roof of dwellinghouse including raising of ridge height and erection of front dormer windows to create additional habitable living accommodation in roofspace

270 Cinder Hill Lane Sheffield S35 9WH

Ref. No: 14/00518/FUL | Received: Fri 07 Feb 2014 | Validated: Mon 10 Feb 2014 | Status: Granted Conditionally

This is the penultimate house on Cinder Hill, past the cricket pavilion.


Single storey rear/side extension to dwellinghouse and relocation of boundary wall in part

57 Scholes View Sheffield S35 9YQ

Ref. No: 14/00203/FUL | Received: Fri 24 Jan 2014 | Validated: Thu 20 Mar 2014 | Status: Granted Conditionally


Alterations and extensions to barn buildings for use as two dwellinghouses (1x5 bedroom with internal garage and 1x2 bedroom) and conversion of building to garage

Whitley Lane Farm Whitley Lane Sheffield S35 9ZD.

Ref. No: 14/00064/FUL | Received: Mon 13 Jan 2014 | Validated: Mon 17 Feb 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

Firstly, it appears to me that parts of the existing farm buildings, and a wall is being demolished. Then the �visual� shows, the buildings, (if they are the original buildings), completely reclad for residential purposes.


Previous planning applications, still pending


Two-storey extension to hotel to form 18 bedrooms, function suite, and spa facilities and provision of associated car parking accommodation

Whitley Hall Hotel Elliot Lane Sheffield S35 8NR

Ref. No: 14/00145/LBC | Received: Wed 22 Jan 2014 | Validated: Mon 03 Feb 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

The heritage statement says this is a grade II* listed building, dating from the 1580�s, and the land is green belt. As far as I could see, no demolition is proposed. Also, although the proposed extension is contiguous, it only joins the 2008 extension. Solar panels are proposed, but will be hidden behind by the steep pitch roof. The application details several changes suggested by English Heritage and Sheffield City Council, for instance to improve compatibility between old and new parts of the building. English Heritage say they are satisfied

One of the changes is to move the car park further away from the house and into the grounds; however the application claims that this is already an overflow car park.

There is one, very detailed neighbour�s objection. The planning issues it mentions include�
* A nearby planning application was refused on appeal
* Increase in noise, litter, and light pollution.
*The hazard created by the extra traffic, particularly at the point where Elliot Lane and Whitely Road join, and where the road is a single carriageway. The danger posed by the increased traffic resulting from the extension on the safety of pedestrians, and horse riders.
* Effects on wildlife of pushing cars further into the grounds � although I have no idea which wildlife that would be.
� JP


Two-storey extension to hotel to form 18 bedrooms, function suite and spa facilities and provision of associated car parking accommodation

Whitley Hall Hotel Elliot Lane Sheffield S35 8NR

Ref. No: 14/00144/FUL | Received: Wed 22 Jan 2014 | Validated: Mon 03 Feb 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[I can�t see the difference between this application and the application above - JP]

[2014-04-22 the Grenoside Conservation Society have objected to this application, mentioning traffic, trees, and the stream.]