[Version 2016-02-22a by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation meeting of
2016-02-23 at 19:00 in The Stocks

A.    Chair: To be determined

B.    Attendance and Apologies:

C.    Minutes of last meeting

D.    Agenda Items:

  1. Parish Council Archive: Project ( See "Notes to Agenda" below).
  2. Check with members about our Joint Survey.
  3. Proposal to attend the Ecclesfield Gala, and share our Gazebo with the PC Archiving Project.
  4. Any responses members might want to make to the Consultation on changes to the planning system.
  5. Any Comments on "Rock House" (See "Communications Received").
  6. Any arrangements for our AGM, possibly next month.


X.    Planning Applications (See the last section of this agenda).

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

Z.     Dates of next meeting [e.g. 22ndd March]

Notes to the Agenda Items

1) Current Archiving Events, received from Christine Handley...

Visit to Stocksbridge Local History Society’s ArchiveWe are arranging a visit on 25th February starting at 10.30am at the old town hall in Stocksbridge. The group will be providing refreshments and a light lunch so pre-booking by 18th Feb. is essential. The visit is free and will be an opportunity to see the material they have and the archive room that they have created at the old town hall. Places are limited.

Recording Memories & Reminiscences: a 1-day training session on 27th February at St John’s Centre, Chapeltown. This is a good opportunity to attend the Oral History Society’s introductory training course run by Michelle Winslow one of their regional trainers. It will take people through the whole process of recording memories. No prior experience necessary but it would also suit those who would like a refresher course. It is free to attend with lunch etc. provided. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Please contact Christine to book a place.

Festival of Britain 65 years on: request for memories & mementos.  In 1951, the summer long Festival had an impact on the local area as well as being a focal point for the whole of the UK. We’ve already discovered some material relating to the local festival which took place in parallel with the national one. And, as part of the Archiving Project, I’d like to collect more material to create a display and hold an event to celebrate 65 years on. If you took part in the original festival locally or went on a trip to London and have any photos or other material, I’d be interested to hear from you.   

For more details of these and other events and training sessions, and to book a place, please contact, Christine, at the Council Offices, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield S35 3HS; telephone: 0114 2845095; email: Christine.handley@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk

Oral history training dates are 7th Feb; 5th March and 19th March.

There are further informal events in Ecclesfield Library on for 24th Feb, and 23rd March, but we hope to get a screen rigged up so that we can view some of the archive material.

Communications Received

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.


Issues 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.


*     Our archive is not back yet. The necessary updates are proving harder to get going than I expected, but are still being worked on.


*     Our Joint Survey is priority, but we still need to decide on the question(s) we want to ask.


*     Designs for the pop-up banners are in progress, and JP is working on the text discussed at the last meeting, and on indications from a meeting with ID on the graphics.


*      We have a fireproof trunk for storing archive material. Members might prefer a more generally accessible location if one can be found [As well as perhaps other things such as our Gazebo].


*      We still have plans to survey major trees within the Conservation Area (we have just lost two major trees from the land between St Mary’s Lane and Ecclesfield Park).


*      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. Meanwhile, we are continuing to check their manual list of licence applications.

New planning applications

The following planning applications were found by searching for Ward = “East Ecclesfield”, Parish = Ecclesfield Parish Council”, postcodes S35 9?? and S35 1TE, validated from 21 Jan 2016 to 22 Feb 2016.

[The contents of brackets and italics are my interpretation - usually made after only briefly scanning the documents. Older comments on long standing applications have been deleted, but should still be available on our web site]

Previous planning applications, still pending

Single-storey rear extension to dwellinghouse - the extension is 6.5m from the rear of the original dwellinghouse, no more than 3.3m in height (due to the glazed lanterns) height of the eaves is 3m (flat roof extension)
245 The Wheel Sheffield S35 9ZA
Ref. No: 16/00244/HPN | Received: Wed 20 Jan 2016 | Validated: Thu 21 Jan 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2016-02-22 refused, since "... the enlarged part of the dwelling house would extend beyond a wall forming a side elevation of the original ..."]

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Single-storey rear ground floor extension to laundry
Nightingales Residential Care Home Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX
Ref. No: 15/04661/FUL | Received: Wed 23 Dec 2015 | Validated: Fri 08 Jan 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2016-02-22 still pending. I think that the proposed extension store is on the side next to the telephone exchange]

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Application to approve details in relation to condition numbers 4. large scale details; 5. details of external materials and 7. landscaping scheme relating to planning permission 14/00064/FUL
Whitley Lane Farm Whitley Lane Sheffield S35 9ZD
Ref. No: 14/00064/COND1 | Received: Fri 02 Oct 2015 | Validated: Mon 19 Oct 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

[This is an approval for materials for the extension to a barn for use as two dwelling houses, that we discussed previously]

[2016-02-22 still pending]

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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

[2016-02-22 still pending] Number of comments has grown from 885 to 906. All those that I saw were objections. The most recent said...  "My family have lived in the S35/S36 area all our lives. One of the great things about it is the woodlands and surrounding countryside. Myself, my husband and 4 year old use all the woods around the area and the time spend there is precious. As a society we need more peace, quality time, and nature not more food, traffic, shopping etc. I appreciate it would bring jobs but at what cost".


Previous planning applications, now decided

Single-storey rear extension - the extension is 3.5 metres from the rear of the original dwellinghouse, ridge height no more than 3.0 metres and height to the eaves of 3.0 metres
13 Cross Hill Sheffield S35 9WR
Ref. No: 16/00039/HPN | Received: Tue 05 Jan 2016 | Validated: Mon 11 Jan 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2016-02-22 development can go ahead, since no objections received.]

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Single-storey rear extension to dwellinghouse
223 The Wheel Sheffield S35 9ZA
Ref. No: 15/04453/FUL | Received: Tue 08 Dec 2015 | Validated: Tue 08 Dec 2015 | Status: Granted Conditionally

[2016-02-22 only features rear facing windows]

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Reconstruction of a footbridge (Application for determination if approval required for siting and design)
Butterthwaite Lane Sheffield S35 9WA
Ref. No: 15/04427/PNR | Received: Wed 02 Dec 2015 | Validated: Mon 07 Dec 2015 | Status: Grant Prior Notification [2016-02-22 This is the bridge over the railway. The new plans show bollards to restrict traffic to a bridalway, however the officer's report says they cannot object to the application because of this.

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Application to approve details in relation to condition number 17 (10% Energy) of planning permission 14/03411/FUL
6 Hydra Business Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX
Ref. No: 14/03411/COND3 | Received: Wed 25 Nov 2015 | Validated: Mon 30 Nov 2015 | Status: Condition application decided -
[2016-02-22 Approved with 10.5%  improvement in U value, but no other renewables requirement.

Application to approve details in relation to Condition No. 3 (cycle parking) ; relating to planning permission no.15/02399/FUL
Ecclesfield Working Mens Club 135A Church Street Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9WF

Ref. No: 15/02399/COND1 | Received: Thu 19 Nov 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Nov 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

[2016-02-22 Granted, with three cycle stands added to the plans]

3x non-illuminated facia signs
1 Priory Road Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9XY
Ref. No: 15/04214/ADV | Received: Thu 19 Nov 2015 | Validated: Wed 25 Nov 2015 | Status: Pending Decision

[2016-02-22 approved]

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Alcohol Licensing