[This agenda was last updated on 2014-10-27 by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation meeting of 2014-10-28 at 19:00 in The Stocks

A.    Chair: Mr Ian Deans

B.    Attendance and Apologies:

C.    Minutes: Acceptance or amendment to the previous minutes, prior publishing on conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com

D.    Agenda Items:

 

1.     Smithy Wood update (ID)

 

2.     Parish Archiving Project update (JP)

 

3.     Grenoside Reading Room (ID)

 

4.     PC Grant Application update (ID)

 

5.     To agree dates for 2015 meetings (27/1,24/2,24/3,28/4,26/5,23/6,28/7,22/9,27/10,24/11 suggested)

6.     E& W Ecclesfield Wards meeting and Ward Plan (ID)

  

X.     Planning Applications (See below).

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

Z.     Confirmation of the date of the next meeting (E.g. 2014-11-25).

 

Notes to the Agenda Items

2. In case anyone interested in item 2 of the agenda, has not received their email on the talk by Rory Greig, about the local historical “house visiting” customs, the event is to be held in Ecclesfield Library at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 29th October Library. See the poster at www.ecclesfieldgroups.com/folklore for details.

 

3. There is a program of events in Grenoside Reading Room at … http://northsheffield.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/greno_reading_room-greno-news-item-for-nov-issue.doc

 

6. The notes of the East Ecclesfield Ward meeting contained …

 

Questioner - Ian Deans

What is the council’s expectation of AMEY in terms of removing barriers? Some excavation works have happened and barriers have been in place for months and they are causing serious obstructions to pathways.

Response: AMEY have encountered serious difficulties in terms of the wiring of lampposts not being in the expected places. Councillors have urged residents to come to them with these issues and they will take them up with AMEY.
Barry Bellamy urged others to talk to him about their concerns for the area as he has a meeting with AMEY and Cllr Jack Scott next week.

 

Questioner - Keith Fish

Is there any point in keeping a “Ecclesfield Conservation Area” when planning rules are frequently flouted and not upheld by local authorities? Any individual household has to apply for planning permission for alterations to a current property and await consultation period to pass in order to see if any objections have been registered, yet businesses seem to be immune, carrying out structural and facial alterations without the need for permission and then apply for planning permission afterwards.

 

RESPONSE FROM PLANNING DEPARTMENT: It is our opinion that the special character of Ecclesfield Conservation Area is worth preserving.  It was originally designated to protect the area’s historical importance as one of the oldest settlements in Sheffield. It contains: a Grade I listed church, once serving one of England's largest parishes; small scale 19th Century industrial buildings that still survive today; a mix of building types including a Grade I, Grade II* and several Grade II listings; and its distinct identity separate from that of neighbouring Sheffield. Sheffield Planning Authority equally applies planning legislation within Ecclesfield Conservation Area to both Householders and Businesses. Without enforcing the legislation, the special character of Ecclesfield Conservation Area would quickly deteriorate. [There followed a referencing to the need for people to report infringement – Hence, see planning applications below – JP]

 

Questioner - Gillian Ashberry
What is the latest information regarding Smithy Wood?

Response: The application for Village Green Status is now going to go to a public enquiry. Councillors will urge officers to get HS2’s views on the St Paul’s application to build a service station at Smithy Wood. ACTION HS2 needs to be considered by the council in terms of any planning application regarding St Paul’s or Recycoal.

Discussion:

•           Quad bikes, 4x4’s and mini-motos are a serious problem in parks and woods in East Ecclesfield. The Pennine trail is potentially going to make this situation worse. Where exactly is the pennine trail going to go? Steve to find out and feedback on this. ACTION Locality Officer to contact Police about arranging a public meeting about this issue.

 

•           HGVs are a serious issue for the area and need to be reflected in the plan.

 

 

For the complete document see …

https://northsheffield.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/notes-ew-eccles-ward-meeting-sept-2014.docx

 

This letter in the star might refer to the problem about excavation work, obstruction and barriers …

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/benefits-of-streetwork-will-far-outweigh-the-disruption-1-6866334

 

 

The new Ward Priorities are …

 

 East Ecclesfield Ward Priorities 2014/15

Although indicators for this Ward do not generally reveal significant health problem, many of the people living in this Ward suffer from poor health with high levels of chronic heart and lung disease. Chapeltown and Ecclesfield have recently expanded with new house building and a mix of private and council owned estates, leading to increased pressure on transport and local services. Colley is predominantly a residential neighbourhood with a mix of council and private owned and rented housing. It falls within the top 20% most deprived areas in England

 

Priority One – Community Development

Local councillors will:

·       Support community activities and help to develop the capacity of local groups. Particularly groups that work to address issues of social isolation.

·       Work with local environmental/parks groups to support them in improving local parks and focus on tackling the issues of illegal motorbikes in the green spaces in the Chapeltown area.

·       Support the Ecclesfield Community Library

 

This activity supports the Fairness Commission’s recommendations around ‘What Communities and Citizens Can Do.’

Priority Two – Road Safety

Local councillors will:

·       Work with AMEY and the Highways department to address residents’ concerns about road safety in the area including HGVs, volume of traffic, speeding. Particular areas of focus include The Wheel, Cowley Lane, Church Street and Ecclesfield High Street.

 

This activity supports the Fairness Commission’s recommendations around ‘A Safe City’.

Priority Three – Children and Young People

Local councillors will:

·       Work with partners to ensure young people have something to do

·       Work with partners to ensure young people are supported in their options around education, training and work.

 

This activity supports the Fairness Commission’s recommendations around ‘Aspiration and Opportunities for All.

 


https://northsheffield.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/east-ecclesfield-ward-priorities-2014-15.pdf

 

 


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.

·        Our planter has been restored to something like its former glory…

 

Communications received on conservation.ecclesfield@gmail.com

Again, 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.

 

·       Traveline South Yorkshire Contact Centre passed on a request for our contact details from a lady who moved from Ecclesfield as a child, but had been given one of our Heritage Board Leaflets and wanted to get in touch. ID may be able to tell us more about this.

·       The Boundary Commission copied us details of their recommendations on Sheffield’s electoral boundaries. I could not see any changes, but if anybody is interested in our East Ecclesfield ward boundaries, they can see the map at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/2946. Comments can be made to reviews@lgbce.org.uk.
        

Issues left over from previous minutes

If any members can help, or want to bring any of the following up for any other reason, they can do so in any other business.

·       http://4conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/ridge-ledgers/ledgers%20009.jpgSpecification and sourcing of a proper storage box for the Ridge Ledgers….
and for historical photographs and other local items that we might be offered and want to preserve.

·       Best time for us to poll residents, and present the case for an extension to the Conservation Area to SCC.

·       Survey of major trees within the Conservation Area (not done so far because of shortage of time).

·       We are still encouraging Sheffield City Council to proceed with their project to get their alcohol licensing system on-line so that everybody can see the opening times etc. which apply to each of the premises in the area.

 

New planning applications

HS2: Sir David Higgins Chairman of HS2 is to report at 11 am on Monday. However, Sheffield City Council is still trying to have it re-route HS2 to the centre of Sheffield, rather than Meadowhall.

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The following planning applications were found by searching for Ward = “East Ecclesfield”, Parish = Ecclesfield Parish Council”, postcodes S35 9?? and S35 1TE, validated from 12 Sep 2014 to 26th Oct 2014

[The contents of brackets and italics are my interpretation - usually made after only briefly scanning the documents.]

 

Application to approve details in relation to condition numbers 3. Approved details of external materials and finishes; 5. Cycle parking accommodation; 6. Hedge protection measures and 7. Hard and soft landscaping scheme relating to planning permission 10/03813/FUL

Hydra Business Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX

Ref. No: 14/03586/COND | Received: Fri 26 Sep 2014 | Validated: Wed 08 Oct 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

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Erection of internally illuminated fascia sign and 2 non-illuminated car park signs

The Co-operative Food 149 High Street Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9UA

Ref. No: 14/03431/ADV | Received: Tue 16 Sep 2014 | Validated: Tue 16 Sep 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

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Use of distribution centre/warehouse for post-16 school with associated alterations, including single-storey extension to form entrance, re-cladding and installation of windows and doors

6 Hydra Business Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX

Ref. No: 14/03411/FUL | Received: Mon 15 Sep 2014 | Validated: Mon 15 Sep 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[The application says that students who started in September in the “office wing” will move into the conversion for the 2015/16 term. The building is probably not visible from the road because it is shown as next to the railway line, and behind the children’s nursery - JP]

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2 illuminated fascia signs and 2 illuminated projecting signs

6 Hydra Business Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX

Ref. No: 14/03412/ADV | Received: Mon 15 Sep 2014 | Validated: Mon 15 Sep 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

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Previous planning applications, still pending

Retention of a non-illuminated facia name sign

P. Bennett Butchers 1 Priory Road Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9XY

Ref. No: 14/03026/ADV | Received: Thu 14 Aug 2014 | Validated: Thu 11 Sep 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This seems to be an application for approval of the existing sign. The declared sizes are …

0.765 metres high, by 8.420 metres wide. This would be 27.6246719 feet or 9 yards wide, but this is so big, that I am wondering if this is an error.]

[2014-09-22 Still Pending Consideration]

[2014-10-26 Still Pending Consideration – our objection is now on the council web site, and also on our web site. The SCC registered it under my name, so next time I will give an address but no name and see what happens - JP]

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Extension to detached garage

12 St Mary's Close Sheffield S35 9UX

Ref. No: 14/03022/FUL | Received: Thu 14 Aug 2014 | Validated: Tue 09 Sep 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2014-09-22 Still Pending Consideration]

[2014-10-26 Still Pending Consideration. New drawing submitted. Looks to me as if it increases the width from 2900 mm to 3700 mm, and puts a door in it.]

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Application to allow foodstore to open between 0800 hours and 2200 hours Mondays to Saturdays (Application under Section 73 to vary condition 42 (opening hours) as imposed by planning permission 14/01773/FUL (to allow foodstore to open between 0800 hours and 2100 hours on Public Holidays)

ALDI 82 The Common Sheffield S35 9WN

Ref. No: 14/03166/FUL | Received: Tue 26 Aug 2014 | Validated: Tue 26 Aug 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2014-10-26 Still Pending Consideration]

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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) (Amended plans received 11 July 2014)

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

Ref. No: 14/01079/OUT | Received: Tue 25 Mar 2014 | Validated: Fri 11 Jul 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2014-05-25 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

There is other information on our web site, including a link to an e-petition]

[2014-05-25 Still Pending Consideration ]

[2014-06-23 Still Pending Consideration (Now 545 Public comments)]

[2014-07-22 Still Pending Consideration (Now 638 Public comments, a new design and access statement, and what may be a new site outline)]

 [2014-09-22 Still Pending Consideration. Click this link to see our second objection the proposed M1 J30 service station can be seen has been published at this link. The petition to SCC, against the use of Smithy Wood is still running at https://sheffield.moderngov.co.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=121&RPID=710151&HPID=710151 ]

[2014-10-26 Still Pending Consideration. Sheffield Wildlife trust have objected to this revised application, and a new petition signed by 70 people submitted]

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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 ]

[2014-06-23 Still Pending Consideration ]

[2014-07-22 Still Pending Consideration ]

[2014-09-22 Still Pending Consideration ]

[2014-10-26 Still Pending Consideration ]

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Previous Applications Granted

 

Siting of 2 metal storage containers

Ecclesfield School Chapeltown Road Sheffield S35 9WDef. No: 14/02552/FUL | Received: Mon 07 Jul 2014 | Validated: Tue 19 Aug 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2014-10-26 Granted conditionally – “The containers are proposed to be located between two buildings, inset slightly from the edge which will minimise their visibility from the dwellings on Cowley View Road”]

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Installation of front window and roller shutter

The Co-operative Food 149 High Street Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9UA

Ref. No: 14/03021/FUL | Received: Wed 13 Aug 2014 | Validated: Fri 15 Aug 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2014-10-26 Granted conditionally The external shutter would not be visible as it is to be recessed behind the facia.]

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Single-storey extension to form front porch

55 Scholes View Sheffield S35 9YQ

Ref. No: 14/02927/FUL | Received: Wed 06 Aug 2014 | Validated: Wed 06 Aug 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2014-10-26 Granted conditionally]

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Storage of hazardous substances, 157 tonnes very toxic to aquatic organisms (Part B Category 10 (R50) substances) and 307 tonnes toxic to aquatic organisms (Part B Category 10 (R51/53) substances) for use in solvent and water based manufacturing

Ronseal Ltd Thorncliffe Road Sheffield S35 2PG

Ref. No: 14/02929/HDZ | Received: Mon 04 Aug 2014 | Validated: Tue 05 Aug 2014 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2014-10-26 Granted conditionally – “HSE has concluded that the risks to the surrounding population arising from the proposed operation(s) are so small that there are no significant reasons, on safety grounds, for refusing hazardous substances consent”.