6 November 2017

Local people are being asked to have their say on a future plan for Gleadless Valley that has the potential to transform the area.

Sheffield City Council is consulting with local residents, schools and businesses from early November, after receiving £515,000 from the Government’s Estate Regeneration Programme to develop a local masterplan.

Councillor Ben Curran, Cabinet Member for Planning and Development at Sheffield City Council, said: “Gleadless Valley is one of the city’s most iconic estates, and has a strong community, good transport links, lots of open space and great views across the city. But it hasn’t had the investment it deserves for some time.

“We’ve secured funding to develop a masterplan to help us attract investment to redevelop the estate.

“There is great enthusiasm on the valley. We want to tap into that to capture what people want for their community. So we’re asking people to get involved and tell us how they would like the estate to evolve in the future.”

The council wants local people to have the opportunity to be involved in the master-planning process and to share their views. It will spend around a month asking people in and around Gleadless Valley to tell them what they think about all aspects of local life. Postcards giving information about how people can be involved will be sent to more than 5,000 households and council officers will be knocking on doors asking people to complete a residents’ survey.

Those living in the area can also complete the survey online at www.sheffield.gov.uk/gleadlessvalley

Residents completing the survey and providing their contact details will be entered into a free prize draw to win up to £50 of shopping vouchers.

Council officers will also be talking to local schools, businesses and community groups and local councillors are involved and can talk about plans at their regular surgeries. The residents’ survey will also be available at Newfield Green Library, Newfield Green Housing Office and Valley Children’s Centre. People can also get involved and find out more by coming to a drop-in session and completing a survey over a cup of tea and cake at:

  • 189 Centre, Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FX – Thursday 16 November 2017, call in anytime between 9am to 2pm
  • Herdings Community and Heritage Centre, Morland Road, Gleadless, S14 1TD – Thursday 23 November 2017, call in anytime between 12noon-7pm
  • Terry Wright Community Hall, 569 Gleadless Road, Gleadless, S2 2BT – Saturday 25 November 2017, call in anytime between 9am-2pm

Sheffield City Council is also posting surveys to a sample of households in Arbouthorne, Gleadless, Heeley, Charnock and Norton, close to Gleadless Valley.

Parts of Gleadless Valley fall into the 10 per cent most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.

The extra Government funding won’t pay for any improvements themselves, and can only be spent on developing the masterplan. Councillor Curran added: “The masterplan will open up many more funding opportunities and has the potential to massively increase investment into the area.”

Councillor Cate McDonald, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care and local councillor for Gleadless Valley, added: “Gleadless Valley has a great sense of community spirit. We want to capture this in the masterplan and develop it with local people. Please get involved and tell us what you think.”

Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/gleadlessvalley for more information and to get involved. The consultation closes on December 3.