What is the Sheffield Plan?
The new Sheffield Plan will guide the future of the city by setting out how and where development will take place in the city up to 2038. It will be comprised of a set of local planning policies to complement national planning policies (NPPF) and a set of allocation maps.
Emerging details of the Plan and all the associated documents can be found on Sheffield City Council’s website.
What is being consulted on?
The current consultation is on the first stage of the new Plan and is called the Issues and Options 2020 document. It is heavily focussed on economic growth and where to build new homes. Sheffield City Council summarise the document as follows:
“The ‘Issues and Options 2020’ document outlines the key opportunities and challenges for the City, and sets out some issues and options for consideration. Economic growth and the construction of new homes are significant issues that we need to address in order to plan for the future, and in particular we have looked at whether more homes could be built on brownfield land, especially within, or close to, the City Centre.”
As well as the Issues and Options document, Sheffield City Council’s Local Plan web page includes a series of short summary presentations and additional documents. These are all accessible for download from the page.
How can I respond to the Issues and Options 2020 document?
Comments can be submitted via Sheffield City Council’s online consultation hub here. The consultation closes on Tuesday 13th October 2020.
To read our draft response to the Issues and Options consultation, click here.
To read our draft response to the questions about each of the Aims, click here.
What are the next stages?
Sheffield City Council will issue a Draft Plan in summer 2021. This will include ‘Sites and Policies’ for consultation, which is where more detail will be emerge about the planning policies and which sites are allocated for housing, business, open space and designations etc. The Draft Plan will then go through various phases before being adopted in 2023, although it is possible that the Government’s proposed planning reforms may speed this up.
For information about Rotherham’s Local Plan, click here.
To find out more about our Planning work, visit our Planning Issues page.