[Version 2016-07-26 by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation meeting of
2016-07-26 at 19:00 in The Stocks

A.    Chair: Ian Deans

B.    Attendance and Apologies:

C.    Minutes (I'll try and bring copies to the meeting - JP).

D.    Agenda Items:


1 - PC Archive Project update (ID/JP)


2- Smithy Wood update (ID)


3- Joint Survey progress meeting and update (JP/MM)


4- Sheffield City Council Heritage Champion (ID)


5- Institution of new Vicar at St Mary’s Church (ID)

6- Stand at Gala (4th September 12:00 - 17:00 JP)



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. 27th Sept]

Notes to the Agenda Items

      5. The Star reported on our new Vicar Reverend Dr. Tim Gill.



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 needs quite a bit of work to get going - perhaps as a window to our physical archive.


*     Designs for the pop-up banners are still in progress.


*      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, to 26 April 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]

·         Use of building as micro-pub and erection of front access ramp 
99 Cross Hill Sheffield S35 9WR
Ref. No: 16/02782/FUL | Received: Tue 19 Jul 2016 | Validated: Tue 19 Jul 2016 | Status: Awaiting decision
[I think this is the old Oak Carpet Shop. There were 4 objectors and a 24 signature petition against the related alcohol licence application. This license has just been granted, but with restrictions, including no drinking outside. As I understand it, the application above is for "change of use", and is a separate decision, is made by a different committee, with different set of councillors who are supposed to take into account a different set of criteria.]

·         Alterations/extension to existing nursery to form 2 no. dwellings, including demolishing part of existing single-storey extension , and replacement with new, raising height of ridge line to the second-storey of barn building by approx 0.5 m and extension at first floor level also associated external works 
Elmore Kindergarten 44 Yew Lane Sheffield S5 9AN
Ref. No: 16/02582/FUL | Received: Tue 05 Jul 2016 | Validated: Thu 14 Jul 2016 | Status: Awaiting decision
[This is the old nursery, which it is proposed to turn back into one 4 bed, and one 2 bed dwelling. It could be described as a sensitive corner plot, but most of it is screened by a wall. The plan involves re-building part of the single storey previous extension, but I did not spot anything more drastic]

Previous planning applications, still pending

·         Demolition of training facility and single storey building for use as a restaurant with associated drive-thru, car parking and landscaping and associated works and installation of 2 Customer Order Displays with associated canopies Open for Comment
Land Adjacent South Yorkshire Police Divisional Headquarters The Common Sheffield S35 9WL
Ref. No: 16/01781/FUL | Received: Thu 12 May 2016 | Validated: Fri 13 May 2016
[2016-07-26: Awaiting decision. SCC lists 92 public objections and 2 public supporting comments. Our objection can be seen on the SCC’s planning site, and on our web site. Ecclesfield Parish Council “strongly object”, and suggest that the “Head of Planning” make a “site visit”.
There is also an article about it in The Star]

·         1 illuminated gateway 89sign, 6 illuminated totem signs, 1 illuminated panel sign, 2 illuminated freestanding directional signs and 1 post mounted directional sign, 3 post mounted banner signs and 21 parking signs - all non-illuminated Open for Comment
Land Adjacent South Yorkshire Police Divisional Headquarters The Common Sheffield S35 9WL
Ref. No: 16/01777/ADV | Received: Thu 12 May 2016 | Validated: Thu 12 May 2016 | Status:
[2016-07-26: Awaiting decision SCC lists 2 public objections]


Previous planning applications, now decided

·         1 non illuminated banner sign Open for Comment
Unit 13B Provincial Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX
Ref. No: 16/01869/ADV | Received: Tue 17 May 2016 | Validated: Wed 25 May 2016
[2016-07-26: Granted Conditionally Permission expires on 16th May 2018].

·         Use of warehouse as an indoor swegway park Open for Comment
Marvelpress Ltd Unit 13B Provincial Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX
Ref. No: 16/01868/CHU | Received: Tue 17 May 2016 | Validated: Wed 25 May 2016 | Status: Awaiting decision
[2016-07-26: Grant Conditionally. SCC lists 1 public objection, principally on traffic/parking/security grounds. Conditions included “Sound Attenuation Works”. Operating hours “9:00 to 12:00” hours.

·          Widening of existing vehicular access Open for Comment
84 - 86 The Common Sheffield S35 9WN
Ref. No: 16/01797/FUL | Received: Thu 12 May 2016 | Validated: Thu 12 May 2016 |
[2016-07-26: Granted Conditionally
[Vehicular access is to be restricted to that shown on the plan. The materials and height of the wall shall match the existing].

Alcohol Licensing