[Version dated 2017-03-27 by JP.]

Agenda for the Conservation meeting of
2017-03-28 at 19:00 in “The Stocks”

A.    Chair: Ian Deans

B.    Attendance and Apologies:

C.    Minutes: I will see if I can write these and print out copies to distribute at the meeting.

D.    Agenda Items:

1. Smithy Wood update: press reports, day of protest, J33 alternative, and postponed decision (see star link below, ID, KM, etc.)

2. Reprinting Heritage Leaflets (ID)

3. Licence application Ramos, Church Street, (see last section) (YR)

4. Antisocial behaviour and petty crime update (ID)

5. AGM Items:                       Treasurer's report and submission of annual accounts (MM)

                                               Election of officers:     Chairman

                                                                                    Vice Chairman



X.    Planning Applications. See the penultimate section.

Y.    Any questions or comments on the “Emails received”, “Information watch”, or “Issues remaining” sections below; or any other business.

Z.     Next meeting - confirmation or modification of “25th April 2017”. [Other dates for 2017 can be seen on conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com ].

On the Agenda Items

 (1)  The demonstration, and the Council’s decision to delay was reported in the Sheffield Star


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

Emails received, e.g. on ecclesfield.conservation@gmail.com

·         An undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University is surveying attitudes to foxes, and asked us to complete their survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GZDGT7S (I completed the survey, but had to record that I had not seen one - JP)

Information watch


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 on-line 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 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. We are continuing to check their manual list of licence applications, but our monthly meetings and downloads miss some of them.



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 30th Jan 2017 - 27th  Mar 2017.

[The contents of brackets and italics are my interpretation - usually made after only briefly scanning the documents. If you want more information, please note that I have had problems with the links to some of the planning applications, and had to remove their underlining. However, you should always be able to search for the Ref. No on Sheffield city council’s planning web site.]


·         Use of the building as a gymnastics club (Use Class D2) 
4 Hydra Business Park Nether Lane Sheffield S35 9ZX
Ref. No: 17/00845/CHU | Received: Mon 27 Feb 2017 | Validated: Tue 28 Feb 2017 | Status: Awaiting decision


Previous planning applications, still pending


·         Single-storey rear extension to dwellinghouse
106 Cross Hill Sheffield S35 9TU
Ref. No: 17/00390/FUL | Received: Fri 27 Jan 2017 | Validated: Mon 30 Jan 2017 | Status: Awaiting decision.
[ 2017-02-27 Awaiting decision - no conservation issues noticed ]

·         Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 3 storey block comprising 12x dwellings with associated vehicular access, car and cycle parking
62, 64 And 66 High Street Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9XD
Ref. No: 16/03410/FUL | Received: Tue 06 Sep 2016 | Validated: Wed 12 Oct 2016 | Status: Awaiting decision
[This involves the demolition of the block of shops including the pet shop, Estate agent’s, and Cerrones, and replacement by a 545m2 to 822m2 building containing possibly 12 apartments. It already has 29 objections, and as we now understand the system, must either be refused or go to committee.]
[2017-03-27 Awaiting.]

·         Use of unit as indoor motorcycling facility
Theaker Recycling Unit 27 Ecclesfield 35 Industrial Estate Station Road Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9YR
Ref. No: 16/02736/FUL | Received: Tue 12 Jul 2016 | Validated: Fri 07 Oct 2016
[2017-03-27 Awaiting Decision.]

·        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
[2017-02-27 Awaiting Decision - agreed expiry date 23 Dec 2016)]


·        Illuminated freestanding 12 metre high totem sign
land Adjacent South Yorkshire Police Divisional Headquarters The Common Sheffield S35 9WL
Ref. No: 16/01778/ADV | Received: Thu 12 May 2016 | Validated: Thu 12 May 2016 |
[2017-03-27 Awaiting Decision.]


·        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
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
[2017-03-27 Awaiting Decision..]


·        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:
03-27 Awaiting Decision.]


·        Provision of one illuminated logo sign, three illuminated individual letter signs and two illuminated fascia signs Open for Comment
Land Adjacent South Yorkshire Police Divisional Headquarters The Common Sheffield S35 9WL
Ref. No: 16/01780/ADV | Received: Thu 12 May 2016 | Validated: Mon 16 May 2016 | Status:
[2017-03-27 Awaiting Decision.]


·        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.
[2017-03-27 Awaiting Decision. The decision has been reported to have been delayed, following the announcement of a proposal for a Motorway Service Station on the M1 at Junction33.]


The next planning meeting is in the Town Hall at 2pm on 18th April. The agenda should become available the week before at http://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=373


Previous planning applications decided last month

111 Johnson Lane Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9XG

Ref. No: 13/00673/COND1 | Received: Tue 31 May 2016 | Validated: Fri 09 Dec 2016 | Status: Awaiting decision

[2017-03-27 Conditions Approved]


Alcohol Licensing

6 Church Street


Late Night Refreshment Indoors/Outdoors

Sun - Sat 23:00 – 02:00

Seasonal Variations to Late Night Refreshment

Day prior to public holiday’s 23:00 – 03:00

Xmas Eve 23:00 – 03:00

New Years Eve 23:00 – 03:00


Opening Hours

Sun-Sat 16:00 – 02:00

Seasonal Variations to Opening Hours

Day prior to public holiday’s 23:00 – 03:00

Xmas Eve 23:00 – 03:00

New Years Eve 23:00 – 03:00