We are legally required to produce a development plan for the whole of Sheffield (except for the area in the Peak District National Park). It will guide the future of the city by setting out how and where development will take place up to 2034. 

We are expecting the Plan to come into force in 2019.

All consultations, reports & supplementary documents

The documents which each of the sections below refer to are now referenced on a single page:

Sheffield Plan: city-wide options for growth to 2034

We consulted on the first stage of making the Sheffield Plan, the City-wide Options for Growth to 2034, from 11 November 2015 to 15 January 2016.  

Summary of responses

An Executive Summary of the responses and a summary of the key issues raised under each of the consultation questions are below.

They present an overview of the main issues raised on the entire consultation. 

Other documents which provided background information are available below for reference:

Next steps

We are now assessing the comments and will produce a Consultation Report setting out our responses to the main issues raised. This will be available in autumn 2017 when we consult on the draft Sheffield Plan.

The comments are being used to help shape the more detailed policies and proposals in the draft Plan.

We are currently in discussion with Members and senior management about a new Local Development Scheme (the Local Plan timetable).  We had been due to consult on an informal draft Plan (under Regulation 18) in January 2017 but Members asked for a ‘pause’ in the process to consider the implications of the Government’s Housing White Paper. Although dates are still to be confirmed, we are now expecting consultation on the draft Sheffield Plan to take place between November 2017 to January 2018, following a Cabinet decision in October. 

Subsequent steps in the process are being reviewed but we now expect the plan will be formally adopted in Spring 2020.

Please note: the above is the position as at 14 June 2017 and remains the current position. Should there be any further change to the timetable, this will be made clear in this section.

Statement of Conformity

The Statement of Conformity below demonstrates how our existing policies are consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework.

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