In September people that live and work in Gleadless Valley were asked about what parts of the estate are working well and which neighbourhoods could benefit from investment. They were also asked to suggest what changes could be made during a series of design workshops.

Before this, over 450 people completed a residents’ survey to say what they like and don’t like about living in Gleadless Valley.

The ideas put forward by residents means that now there are options on the table and the council is asking local people to have their say on the options which relate to housing, community facilities, parking, open space, play facilities and more. The contribution made by residents and those who work in the area is invaluable and the final plans will undoubtedly give the area a whole new look and feel.

Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety said:

We want Gleadless Valley to become a great place to live, grow up and grow older, with fantastic green spaces and good quality housing. Next Saturday, 20 October and the following Saturday, 27 October we look forward to welcoming residents to our exhibition events that will explore these options further. We are keen to capture what people want and respond to their needs.

Those who can’t attend the exhibitions and complete the survey about the options can have their say online at https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/ from 20 October to 11 November.

Paper copies of the options and the survey will also be available in the Newfield Green Library and the Newfield Green Housing Office or posted on request by calling 0114 273 6396.

All of this work is possible because the council secured £500,000 from central government after bidding to the Estate Regeneration Programme to develop a long term master plan for Gleadless Valley. This money is paying for the work that we’re doing to identify what needs improving and where, and how, this can best be done.

A master plan looks at everything to do with an area including housing, open space, facilities, transport, health and employment and suggests ways to make things better. Having this master plan will also put the council in a really good position to continue to talk with the Government about additional money to put the plans into action in the short, medium and long term. While the funding won’t pay for the delivery of the solutions identified, the council hopes to be able to deliver some changes in Gleadless Valley without additional government funding.

Full details of the exhibition events are:

Saturday 20 October. 9.30 – 12.00 noon. Herdings Heritage and Community Centre. Moorland Road, S14 1TD
Saturday 20 October 13.00 – 17.00 John O’Gaunt Pub. 151 Blackstock Road, S14 1FX
Saturday 27 October 9.30 – 14.00 259 Gleadless Road, S2 2BT
Further informaton on the project, including the Phase One Consultation Report is available via:

·         Email: consultgleadlessvalley@sheffield.gov.uk

·         Website: www.sheffield.gov.uk/gleadlessvalley

·         Telephone: 0114 273 6396