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 in 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.
Sheffield Plan: Our City, Our Future - Issues and Options 2020
A statutory public consultation on the Issues and Options document 2020 will be open from Tuesday 1 September and will be available until Tuesday 13 October 2020. This is the first stage of preparing the new Sheffield Plan.
The Issues and Options 2020 document outlines the key opportunities and challenges for the city, and sets out some issues and options for consideration.
We have already consulted on an issues and options document in 2015 (Citywide Options for Growth to 2034). The analysis of the responses to that consultation highlighted that many people were concerned about how much housing development was proposed on Green Belt land.
Economic growth and the creation of new homes in particular are significant areas that we need to address in order to plan for the future, and we have looked at whether more homes could be built on brownfield land, especially within, or close to, the city centre.
From 1 September 2020 we will be launching a questionnaire that will be available on Citizen Space. To take part in the consultation please visit Citizen Space and complete our questionnaire. We welcome comments from anyone who lives, works, has business in, or visits our city. We want to hear from residents, businesses, community groups, developers, and statutory bodies about what the Sheffield Plan should address. We need you to help us understand the challenges, shape our vision and aims, and tell us what you think about where development should take place.
We have produced a series of short summary presentations that explain what each section of the document is about.
We also welcome comments on the additional documents from 1 September 2020.
The documents below explain technical matters that are referred to in the Issues and Options document:
A separate map and accompanying site schedule are available showing all the sites referred to in the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA).
Sheffield City Council has commissioned Deloitte Real Estate and Planit-IE to prepare a strategy for increasing the number of new homes in the City Centre and the areas surrounding it. The Central Area Strategy is still being prepared but a Capacity Report has been completed which presents an initial amount of residential development for the Central Area.
The report has not been incorporated into the current publications of the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). It is expected to inform the next version of the HELAA once the wider Central Area Strategy is complete and the Sheffield Plan Issues and Options consultation has been taken into account.
The report does not allocate land for housing or economic development; it does not make policy decisions on which sites should be developed; and nor does it pre-judge the strategic approach that the Sheffield Plan will eventually take.
Online question and answer sessions
We are running 3 online sessions where officers from the Sheffield Plan team will be available to answer questions. These are taking place on:
- Thursday 3 September, 6pm to 7.30pm
- Wednesday 16 September 6pm to 7.30pm
- Wednesday 23 September 1pm to 2.30pm
You will need to register in advance. If you would like to attend one of these sessions – you can do this by clicking on the link next to the date.
You can read our responses to the questions asked at this session.
How to comment
Our consultation will open on Tuesday 1 September. To take part in the consultation please visit Citizen Space and complete our questionnaire. If you have difficulty using or accessing the consultation documents or require alternative formats please contact us.
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.
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