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[This agenda was last updated on 2014-05-26 by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation meeting of 2014-05-27 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 (ID)

2)            Update on the Planters for Church Street/Chapeltown Road, etc (ID)

3)            Report on the meeting of the Ecclesfield District Archiving Group (JP)

4)            Update on the grant application for a joint survey (JP)

5)            Smithy Wood: objection to planning application (ID + KM may want to say something about the meeting in Newton Hall)

6)            Gala (update on arrangements) (JP)

7)            Move of Pinks Estate Agents to village centre (MM)

8)            Invitation to visit Grenoside Reading Room (ID)

9)            Grant application to Parish Council for leaflets and dispensers.

X.     Planning Applications (See below).

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

Z.     Confirmation of the date of the next meeting.


Notes to the Agenda Items

3) The Parish Council have not taken any further, the offers to write bespoke software which we obtained from the Project Manager of the �Britain from Above� website. Whether we get the things we asked for at the last meeting is therefore likely to depend on what Towsweb Archiving have to offer.

[On the other hand I did get a very positive reply from the Parish Council, regarding the roll of the Archive Project Coordinator �JP].

Putting both of the above together, it appears that although our first suggestion has not worked, if members wish to continue our cooperation with the Archiving Group, it would give us several opportunities�

Firstly, we could ensure that the Council have a large number of suitable candidates for the job of Project Coordinator, especially those with good links into the community.

Secondly, members might want to express their views to the Council, such as whether the Ecclesfield Conservation and Local History Group would welcome moves that would enable the project coordinator to spend time working with the volunteers here in Ecclesfield and Grenoside. [Currently, the only venue I have seen mentioned is the Parish Council Offices, and I have difficulty imagining how our older contributors would make the hours walk up the hills to High Green to give their personal histories � JP

Thirdly, whatever the meeting decides, the District Archiving Project looks as if it will produce a very impressive on-line web site. Even if we are given access to an �Ecclesfield Village Section�, this is likely to seem more remote than does our current archive. Members might therefore also want to discuss the opportunity (and problems) presented by the Parish Council�s Archiving Project to create a physical archive for Ecclesfield Village - JP]

4) There is a copy of our planning objection to the proposed Motorway Service Station in the Members Area of our web site. Just click on M1J35.


Other communications, e.g. on

The items in this section will not be gone through one by one, but can be discussed in any other business if any member wishes to bring them up.

       We have been told that all three of the heritage leaflets at the Whitely Hall Cricket Club have run out.

       We received an email from a US relative of the Hallam Brothers of Butterthwaite Steel Wire and Pin Works, thanking us for putting our heritage board leaflets and You Tube videos on the Internet. [If anybody wants to talk to the sender further on our behalf, just email me � JP]

Information watch

The items in this section will not be gone through one by one, but can be discussed in any other business if any member wishes to bring them up.

New planning applications

[Italics are my interpretation - usually made after only briefly scanning the documents.]


Erection of dwellinghouse

Land In The Curtilage Of 17 Chapeltown Road Sheffield S35 9WD

Ref. No: 14/00689/OUT | Received: Fri 28 Feb 2014 | Validated: Tue 29 Apr 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This is the house on the Ecclesfield Side of the Cattery. It has a very long garden, which stretches behind Whitley Croft cul-de-sac. It looks as if the intension is to share a drive, which is not normal for that area and might indicate over development �JP]


Previous planning applications, still pending


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.]

[2014-05-25 Still Pending Consideration ]


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

[There are now 461 items on the �public comments� section, all as far as I could see against the proposal.

Also the meeting on 13 May 2014 was attended by approximately 50 people, following which the Parish Council raised a number of objections to the proposal. Apparently, one person gave support to the proposal, but was still worried about the quality of the jobs that would be created

Councillor Steven Wilson, and Angela Smith MP registered objections, saying among many other things that some of the proposed mitigations would be nullified by HS2]

[2014-05-25 Still Pending Consideration ]


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

[2014-05-25 Still Pending Consideration ]


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.-JP]

[2014-05-25 Still Pending Consideration ]


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

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

[2014-05-25 Still Pending

[The applicants have asked the Council Planning department, whether the Grenoside Conservation Society�s comments will be taken into account, since they arrived after the �Neighbour Expiry Date�. In this case, (and perhaps all cases), the council allowed 12-14 days (depending on timing) from the �Advert Date�, and 20-22 days from the �Neighbours Consulted� date. These sort of timescales have not usually seemed a problem, since the Council seem to accept comments until just before the matter goes to committee, which is usually much later. It might be of interest that the Environment Agency ask for 21 days to give a preliminary opinion, to a pre-application enquiry.  ]

[Unless a member objects, or anybody has any better ideas, I am therefore thinking of i) emailing Grenoside to make sure they are aware of what has happened, and ii) if necessary write a letter of support to them and/or the Parish Council, with a view to keeping the window for comments open until a fixed and stated time before the matter goes to committee or is otherwise decided.]

[I am also thinking of enquiring about the outcome of the applicant�s appeal to have a third party review of Whitely Hall disregarded.]

[2014-05-25 Still Pending Consideration ]


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]

[2014-05-25 Still Pending]


Previous Applications Granted


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

[2014-05-25 Granted Conditionally. I just noticed that the canopy extends 8m towards Green Lane, and is 15 metres long - JP]