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Rural communities

Sheffield is a city with a unique range of landscapes, including some of the most spectacular countryside in England. We are proud of this and we will work hard to support our farming communities, villages and market towns and maintain the heritage of the rural area.

Sheffield's rural area is to the north and west of the city centre and includes remote settlements such as Bradfield and Dungworth, larger villages including Oughtibridge and Grenoside, and built-up areas separate from the urban centre such as Stocksbridge and Chapeltown.

The map below shows the rural areas in Sheffield.


A Fair Deal for Rural Communities - Rural Communities Strategy 2010-13

'A Fair Deal for Rural Communities' outlines our plans for improving services for people living in our rural areas. The strategy sets out what we will do over the next three years to help local people and businesses in our rural communities. To ensure they have equal opportunity to access services and fulfil their potential.

The strategy is based on consultation with rural residents that was carried out in 2009 and 2010, this included a rural housing survey and local consultation events.

The facts that we gathered and issues raised by residents have helped us to shape the content of this strategy.


Action Plan

To accompany the strategy, we have developed an Action Plan. This plan sets out the key issues to be addressed in the next three years and priorities will be determined by future funding availability.


Contact us

Contact the Housing and Strategy Policy Team on 0114 2735148 or email us at

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