Developers Patrick Properties have appealed against refusal of planning permission for a township of up to 300 homes in the heart of the Loxley valley. Their case against Sheffield City Council will be heard at a ten-day planning inquiry in April.
Our city councillors voted unanimously to REFUSE planning permission for the new township.
The planners’ report said the township would damage Green Belt openness, harm the special character of the valley, be unsustainable and remote from local services. It said the developers had failed to justify building on a flood plain, and had not provided enough information to judge the impact on biodiversity, landscape, climate change, design quality, pollution and the remediation of derelict land.
We think the council got it right! We hoped the developers would accept the verdict and work together with the local community to arrive at a mutually agreeable way of cleaning up the old factories.
Friends of the Loxley Valley have joined forces with CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire to ensure that the concerns of objectors are voiced as effectively as possible at the appeal inquiry. We want the planning inquiry inspector to know just how strongly local people feel about this!
YOUR donations are helping us to pay for professional planning experts to help us to fight our case. The more you give, the greater our chances of winning and defending the city's democratic decision! We believe that the Loxley valley deserves a better solution than unsustainable mass housing.
Update: 11th March - we are nearing 80% of our target total. The support so far has really been AMAZING !! In the middle of a
lockdown you have donated almost £12,000. We are now trying really hard to go the extra distance and reach our target of
£15,000 - this will allow us to bring the very best possible team together to present our case at the appeal hearing which starts in a
month. Every extra donation now really will make a vital difference - please support us if you can. And please remember to click the
the 'give Gift Aid option' as this means your money can work even harder for us all. Thank you!