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Norton Sports Centre development

A planning application for substantial improvements to Norton Sports Centre has been approved by Sheffield City Council. At the heart of the plans are two new artificial pitches – one for hockey and one for rugby/football. Both new pitches will be high quality, with spectator seating and new changing facilities.

There is a drop-in on thursday 31st August between 3.30 and 6.30 to see what is planned and to tell the developers how they could be used to benefit the local community.

More details and a map can be found here and you can leave comments about the project.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/efm/estatesdevelopment/projects/norton-sports-centre

 

Development going ahead

According to the Sheffield Telegraph, the council have approved Miller Homes application to build around 140 houses on the land owned by Hallam University between Hemsworth Rd, Derbyshire Lane, Warminster Road and Mount View Road. The plans include;

● 131 homes built in total.
● 90 two-storey houses with garages.
● 40 properties for housing association.
● 24 for affordable social housing.
● 16 for shared ownership.

Despite 35 objections, it was approved. It remains to be seen how this affects the quality of life for those surrounding the area, the increased pressure on schools and how we will all deal with 100+ more cars coming out onto Derbyshire Lane twice a day.

The SCC planning website says the case is still awaiting approval, but it seems certain to go ahead. The site plan is shown below and can be downloaded here.

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Thorpe House Post Office closed

We knew it was coming, but it’s incredibly sad to see the end of the post office within the Thorpe House news shop Thanks to all the staff for their professionalism and courtesy, I hope you find alternative employment. So the nearest POs are now either Heeley or Woodseats, pretty tough on the elderly….

The shop is carrying on, please give it the support it deserves & *never* buy your newspapers from the Co-op!

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Playing fields – new planning application ;(

The Uni have submitted a new application to built seat and 8m high lighting on some of their playing fields off Warminster road.If it’s different to the previous one, it’s hard to tell!

Old
Re-development of sports ground to provide an artificial (3G) sports pitch, 3m high boundary fencing, provision of car parking area, coach parking area, 8 x 15m flood lights, spectator accommodation, provision of acoustic screen and bund, access drive and alterations to means of access to Warminster Road (amended plans and additional info)

New
Provision of two artificial sports pitches with 15m high floodlights and 3m high boundary fencing, erection of single-storey changing facility/management suite and covered spectator stand, provision of car parks, coach drop off point/parking area, boundary fencing and alterations to existing vehicular access from Warminster Road

I seems to me the same issues are involved, the noise is a lesser on, but floodlights blazing away at night will affect all of those (like myself!) who back onto the fields. Here’s one of the many documents on the site.

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Great news!

I’ve had an email from the council about the proposed extensions to the Uni playing fields:

Re-development of sports ground to provide an artificial (3G) sports pitch, 3m high boundary fencing, provision of car parking area, coach parking area, 8 x 15m flood lights, spectator accommodation, provision of acoustic screen and bund, access drive and alterations to means of access to Warminster Road

saying “I am writing to inform you that the applicant has withdrawn the application.”

No further details, but a great result!  We should keep an eye open for a revised application….

Keeping Sheffield moving

With the first dusting of snow today, this might be of interest.

The Streets Ahead team are closely monitoring the weather forecasting systems across the city so they can be ready if wintry weather arrives. Their fleet of 19 gritters are on standby, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, through to May and are ready to respond to whatever the weather might bring.

For regular updates about the gritting service please follow them on Twitter – @sccstreetsahead

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