2 December 2015

There’s still plenty of time to have your say on the future development of Sheffield.

An opportunity to discuss details of the Sheffield Plan with City Council officers is on offer next week as part of this first phase of the consultation process.

The exhibition opens in the Winter Garden on Monday (7 December) at 9.30am and will be on display each day during opening hours until 12.30pm on Friday (11 December).

It will be staffed from 11am to 3pm, Monday to Thursday, and 10am to 12noon on Friday.

Any comments on the Sheffield Plan should still be made through Citizen Space at www.sheffield.gov.uk/sheffieldplan where full details of the Plan may be viewed until 15 January.

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Notes for editors:
This is an opportunity for everyone to shape the future of the city and devise the Sheffield Plan* to create a blueprint to provide the right infrastructure and transformation of the city to maximise all the benefits.
Another 25,500 quality jobs will be included in the city’s strong economic growth over the next 10 years, so the infrastructure and housing plans need to be sustainable. The City Council is looking for everyone’s input to help shape the city’s evolution.
Around 43,000 houses will be needed over the next 20 years, but this will require some tough decisions and this is an opportunity to get it right for future generations.
There are a number of key issues covered in the Plan, such as allowing more flexibility for land uses that create jobs and the requirement to provide new homes that will affect some green field sites.
After considering the public’s comments on this initial phase, more detailed policy proposals will be developed and consulted on next summer. The plan will then undergo independent examination from a Government appointed planning inspector, and it is expected to be finalised and adopted by the Council in 2018.
The new Plan will ultimately allocate sites where particular kinds of development will be needed. Land will be made available in the right areas for a wide range of needs, and conflicts between contrasting land users will be kept to a minimum.
Details of the Sheffield Plan (formerly the Sheffield Development Framework) may be found at www.sheffield.gov.uk/sheffieldplan.
(* The Sheffield Plan is the main planning document that will set out the policies to be used by the Council when managing development and allocates land for future development).