We are working on a new draft Sheffield Local Plan which will guide the future of the city by setting out how and where development will take place up to 2038. We are calling it the ‘Sheffield Plan’ and, once it has been adopted, it will replace the Sheffield Core Strategy (2009) and ‘saved’ policies the Sheffield Unitary Development Plan (1998). More information about the Core Strategy and Unitary Development Plan can be found on the Adopted Sheffield Local Plan page.

A new Issues and Options consultation (under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations (2012)) is now proposed to take place from July to September 2020. A previous Issues and Options consultation (the Citywide Options for Growth to 2034 document) took place between 11 November 2015 and 15 January 2016. 

We will publish responses to the comments made on the earlier Citywide Options for Growth document when the new Issues and Options document is published in July 2020.

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme sets out the timetable for producing the new Local Plan (the ‘Sheffield Plan’). A revised Local Development Scheme, setting out the steps involved in producing the plan, came into effect on 20 November 2019.

Call for sites

We are inviting you to submit sites you think are suitable for development over the next 20 years. The call for sites is open from 16 December 2019 to 31 January 2020.

We would like to hear from individuals and organisations across the city, as well as landowners and the development industry, to help us identify land or buildings that you think could be developed or put to a different use. For example, these might be sites for:

  • housing
  • employment
  • retail
  • leisure
  • health
  • waste
  • gypsies and travellers
  • travelling showpeople
  • community and recreational use

These sites could be undeveloped, vacant, derelict, or in an existing use and could be in any part of the city. You can suggest a mix of uses you think are suitable. 

Why we are doing a call for sites

Your site suggestions will help us develop the Sheffield Plan. We last did a call for sites in 2014 as part of the Citywide Options for Growth consultation in 2015. Since then we’ve listened to consultation comments and developed some different options to those considered previously, which respond to the climate emergency and changes to national planning policy.

This call for sites is an opportunity to put forward new development site options and/or to update any information that you have provided previously.

How a site will be assessed

All the submitted sites and premises will be subject to a detailed assessment to evaluate the suitability, availability and deliverability. Details of the sites will be published in a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). This will be published alongside the Sheffield Plan Issues and Options document in summer 2020.

If a site is assessed as being suitable for housing in the SHLAA, this does not mean that planning permission will be granted for new housing on that site or that sites will be allocated in the Sheffield Plan.

How to make a site suggestion

You can make a suggestion online. You only need to fill in the fields marked 'required'.

How to fill in the suggestion form

You only have to complete questions marked ‘Required’. For those questions there is always a ‘don’t know’ option if you are not sure how to answer the question at this stage.

1. About You - contact and ownership details

  1. Are you (please tick all that apply) (required)
  2. Contact details of the person submitting this site for potential development (required)
  3. Agent details (if applicable)
  4. Are you or your client the sole owner of the site?
  5. Are you or your client the part owner of the site?
  6. If you or your client are not the landowners, have you informed the landowner(s) of this site submission?

2. About the Site

  1. Site name, address and post code (required)
  2. Approximate site area, in hectares
  3. Current land uses
  4. Are there any buildings currently on the site?
  5. What is the adjacent land currently used for?
  6. Planning history of the site
  7. Site Map (required)

 3. Proposed Uses and Potential Site Capacity

You need to complete each question, however, there is a Yes, No or Don’t Know option for each if you are unsure of the proposed uses at this stage.

  1. Housing (required)
  2. Business - offices, research & development, light industrial (required)
  3. Employment - general industrial/warehousing (required)
  4. Retail (required)
  5. Community facilities – education, health, religious or cultural uses (required)
  6. Sports/leisure (please specify) (required)
  7. Open space (required)
  8. Utility uses (eg energy generation) (required)
  9. Waste management (required)
  10. Other uses (eg transport, renewable energy etc)

4. Market Interest

  1. Which of these best describes the site? (required)

5. Site Constraints to Development

  1. Please indicate all constraints that apply to the site (required)

6. Site Availability - timescales

  1. Please indicate when the site might be available for development (required)

7. Site Viability

  1. Do you know of any significant abnormal development costs (eg contamination remediation, demolition, access etc)?
  2. Are there any issues that may influence the economic viability or timing of the development?

8. Other Relevant Information

  1. Please use the space for additional information or further explanations of any of the topics covered in this form

9. Postal Address for Site Maps

Register for the Sheffield Plan mailing list

If you would like to be kept informed about progress in producing the Sheffield Plan or be alerted about forthcoming consultations, you can register for our mailing list.

Since the new data protection regulation came into force in May 2018, you need to register on our consultation portal so that you can read and accept the privacy and terms and conditions. The portal is hosted by Objective.

To register, go to the portal and click on Login/Register then follow the on screen instructions to add your details.

Contact Planning Policy Enquiries

Forward & Area Planning
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