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Have your say for nature in the Sheffield City Centre Consultation

There’s only a few days to have your say and support nature! See our suggested responses…

Do you visit, live or work in the central area of Sheffield – from Neepsend to Kelham Island to the Universities to Queens Road and everything in between?

  • Would you like colour, shade, bird song and nature in the central area? 
  • Should your city be a climate resilient and healthy place to live and work? 
  • Should Sheffield be much more ambitious in its visions and plans to achieve this?  

Sheffield City Council are consulting on the future of this large area of the city until Sunday 13th Feb.

You can take action for nature now by having your say here

Please complete the on-line form (which takes ~7mins) or let them know your thoughts via 0808 196 5105 or info@ourcitycentre-shf.com, or visit the display in the Winter Gardens (until Sunday 13th Feb).

We know that Sheffield City Council listens when people like you speak up, and the more people the better, it really does make a difference!

See some suggested responses below and please drop us a line to let us know if you have responded, via takeaction@wildsheffield.com.

Thank you for taking action for nature.

Suggestions you may want to include in your response

Question 10:

Yes – new homes are a good idea, but residents should have easy access to high quality natural green space through well planned green infrastructure alongside the housing.

– Sheffield City Council have declared a nature emergency as well as a climate emergency – this needs to be highlighted more through the plan.

– The consultation documents does recognise the Outdoor City as a Key Theme but this needs to translate clearly into all the neighbourhood plans and that Sheffield can be really ambitious in this area to truly create a Green and Outdoor City. At the moment the ambition does not fully translate into action in all opportunities.

– This plan needs to include a greater ambition for how the city can help address both the nature and climate emergencies, whilst making great places for people to live, work, shop and socialise in a landscape of changing city centre use.

– Plans could include – green roofs (and walls) on new buildings and bus stops, integrating homes for wildlife into new and refurbished buildings – such as boxes/bricks for bats, swifts and other birds, and invertebrates. 

– High quality native planting (using peat-free growing medium)

– New street trees in line with the Sheffield Street Tree Strategy

– Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS) should be incorporated into all areas of development

Questions 13-18:

For Fargate 

We suggest you support more high quality Green Infrastructure and features for wildlife integrated into any buildings

For the John Lewis site 

We suggest you support one of the two options that includes public green space (keep an eye on the Nature Recovery Sheffield Social Media later this week for some exciting visuals).

For Castlegate 

We suggest supporting opening up the culverted River Sheaf and incorporating more Green Infrastructure into the area (following on from Grey to Green 2) with a detailed consultation.