We've secured £500,000 funding from central Government to develop a long term master plan for Gleadless Valley. The money will pay for the work to identify what needs improving and where, and how, this can best be done.
We want to make sure that the master plan helps us improve the neighbourhood for years to come and want to encourage as many people as possible to contribute and get involved.
Having the master plan will put us in a really good position to continue to talk with the Government about additional money to put the plans into action. We'll also look at the services we fund.
While the funding won't pay for the delivery of the solutions identified, we hope to be able to deliver some changes in Gleadless Valley without additional government funding.
A citywide approach to consulting on estate regeneration proposals is being developed and will be based on best practice. This will inform the approach taken in Gleadless Valley. We will always consult on proposals that affect people’s lives.
Progress update spring 2019
Following the consultation events in Autumn 2018, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we produce a focussed plan for Gleadless Valley.
We have been examining your feedback and reviewing the possibilities to see how the options can be delivered and how they could be funded.
To help with the options work, we have been talking to local community groups and service providers.
We’re asking architects experienced in similar regeneration projects to help us draw up some designs for the housing proposals. We are also working on designs for public spaces and improvements to parking in priority areas.
The project team will visit and talk with any residents who will be directly affected by any significant housing proposals.
We will consult with Gleadless Valley residents as a whole on the draft Masterplan later in the year. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns, please contact us.
What you’ve told us
Almost 450 people completed a residents' survey to tell us what they like and don’t like about living in Gleadless Valley.
We have attended meetings with local groups and services to talk in more detail. Local people also attended design workshops in September 2018 to develop options for improving Gleadless Valley.
Options relating to housing, community facilities, parking, open space, play facilities and more were presented at two public exhibition events in October.
During October and November people were given the opportunity to provide their feedback on the options by completing a questionnaire at the events or online.
A total of 70 responses were received and a summary of the information captured through the questionnaire is detailed in the consultation summary report.
This consultation has provided valuable information to help inform the development of the masterplan. The results emphasise a positive overall response to the initial proposals, ideas and objectives for Gleadless Valley.
We will be carrying out more consultation with people directly impacted by the proposals in the New Year.
Feedback from design workshops and public exhibitions, Sept to Nov 2018
Gleadless Valley Consultation Summary Report
Consultation in late 2017
There are no plans for large-scale demolition in Gleadless Valley but we are open to the idea of replacing small pockets of housing with other types of housing if it’s wanted or needed.
If any council housing was demolished in Gleadless Valley then we’d replace them with the type of new homes that are most needed. The Council would look to take on the role of the developer. For more information on what you've already told us, read our Phase One Consultation Report.
Why Gleadless Valley?
Parts of Gleadless Valley fall into the 10% most deprived neighbourhoods in the country and, although similar areas in Sheffield have had regeneration activity in the past, this has not happened in Gleadless Valley.
Gleadless Valley is a popular estate and it has been home to some residents for many years. There are many positive features about Gleadless Valley and it is evident the community cares about what happens at Gleadless Valley. In recent years we have noticed that more residents in the area are choosing not to settle in Gleadless Valley as a long term home.
From listening to concerns the time had come to talk to residents to find out what they think about their neighbourhood and for us to explore whether the Council or other organisations could do things differently in Gleadless Valley to help make it a better place to live.
Questions raised by Gleadless Valley TARA and local residents
Gleadless Valley TARA and local residents asked if people were to be moved out of the Gleadless Valley area during any major work, would they be allowed to return with no increase in rent or costs?
We would only consider major work to housing if local people indicated a desire for it as part of this process.
The Council’s policies regarding regeneration would apply to any affected residents.
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