More than 1,000 individuals and 30 organisations joined together for a mass statement on Friday 21st May to declare a Nature Emergency for Sheffield. As a result of the campaign, on Friday’s declaration day, both Sheffield City Council’s new Labour and Green Party administration and Labour’s new Shadow Minister for Nature, Water, and Flooding, Sheffield Hallam MP Olivia Blake publicly said that they strongly support declaring a Nature Emergency in Sheffield.
An application to build 22 houses on a Local Wildlife Site at Long Line in Dore has been refused by Sheffield City Council’s Planning and Highways Committee.
We need an effective planning system to help us all benefit from a wilder future, where nature is recovering and we all live in healthy communities with natural green spaces on our doorsteps. We know that the current system isn’t working, but we’re concerned that the new reforms will make a bad situation even worse.
Our initial reaction is that we support many of the high level principles but we would like the plan to be more ambitious and to go further to make Sheffield a truly green and sustainable city at a European level
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are delighted by the decision by Sheffield City Council’s Planning & Highways Committee to refuse planning permission for a housing development application on Owlthorpe Fields in Mosborough.
We really welcome today’s news that MSA Extra have withdrawn their application to develop a major motorway service area on Smithy Wood, a semi-natural ancient woodland and Local Wildlife Site near J35 of the M1.