Permanent highway closures and diversions

We receive applications for roads and footpaths to be permanently closed or diverted.

Councillors are sometimes required to approve these applications in principle so that work on consultation and legal processes can go ahead.

However, in some cases the decision whether to proceed with an application is delegated to one of our senior officers. They will make the decision based on a report explaining the background, reasons and justification for the proposal.

These reports include:

  • the affected highways 
  • which act was used (Highways Act/Town and Country Planning Act)
  • when and which senior officer approved the application

This page lists the highway closures and diversions that are currently proposed. You can view the archived closures separately.

Abbeydale Road (part)

Proposed permanent closure of part of Abbeydale Road, Highfields, Sheffield. Decision made 07/12/21 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Backfields and Bethel Walk, City Centre

Proposed permanent closure of part of Backfields and the full length of Bethel Walk in the City Centre. Decision made by 30/10/20 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure. 

Butterthwaite Lane, Ecclesfield

Proposed permanent closure of part of Butterthwaite Lane, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, under the Highways Act 1980 Section 116, but reserving a public bridleway on the same route. Decision made 19/3/18 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Cambridge Street, Charles Street, Cross Burgess Street and Pinstone Street

Proposed permanent closure of parts of Cambridge Street, Charles Street, Cross Burgess Street and Pinstone Street in the City Centre. Decision made by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure 30 March 2021.

Charter Square, (part fronting Telephone House)

Proposed permanent closure of part of Charter Square in the City Centre. Decision made on 3 June 2021 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Church Street (part), Ecclesfield

Proposed permanent closure of part of Church Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35. Decision made 18/5/22 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Dolphin Street, Darnall

Proposed permanent closure of the full length of Dolphin Street, Darnall, Sheffield, under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 28/11/22 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Fox Hill Crescent and unnamed footpath off Fox Hill Road, Birley Edge

Proposed closure of parts of Fox Hill Crescent and unnamed footpath of Fox Hill Road under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247.

Frank Wright Close, Norfolk Park

Proposed permanent closure of part of Frank Wright Close, Norfolk Park, Sheffield. Decision made 10 March 2021 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

High Street, City Centre

Proposed permanent closure of part of the footway of High Street, Sheffield city centre, under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247, to facilitate a ground floor extension of the NatWest Bank. Decision made 18/5/18 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

High Street (part) City Centre

Proposed closure of part of High Street, City Centre under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247 to facilitate a new development. Decision made 24/07/2019 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure. 

Holly Street, City Centre

Proposed permanent closure of part of Holly Street, Sheffield under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 31/01/19 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Manor 12 and 13

Proposed permanent closure of Stonecliffe Close, part of Stonecliffe Road, part of Stonecliffe Place. Decision made on 10 May 2021 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Manor Park Crescent and associated footpaths

Proposed permanent closure of parts of Manor Park Crescent, a footpath linking Manor Lane and Manor Park Crescent and part of a footpath off Manor Park Road at Manor Park, Sheffield 2. Decision made by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure 30 March 2021.

Manor Way (part) and Manor Lane (part), Manor

Proposed permanent closure of part of Manor Way and part of Manor Lane, Manor, Sheffield, under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 28/11/22 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Moorthorpe Way

Proposed permanent closure of part of Moorthorpe Way (verge) and the diversion of parts of Bridleway ECK/35 at Owlthorpe, Sheffield. Decision made 12 August 2021 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Newstead Road

Proposed permanent closure of part of Newstead Road, part of Birley Moor Avenue and associated footpaths on land between Birley Moor Avenue, Newstead Avenue, Newstead Road and Parklands Crescent, Sheffield. Decision made 12 August 2021 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Newstead Way and Associated Footpaths, Birley

Proposed closure of parts of Birley Wood Drive, Newstead Way and Parkland Crescent, Birley ('Newstead Phase A') under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 07/02/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Pinstone Street (part) and Furnival Gate (part), City Centre

Proposed closure of part of Pinstone Street and part of Furnival Gate, in the City Centre under Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 03/08/20 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Site of former Sheffield Airport

Proposed stopping up of highway at former Sheffield City Airport, Europa Link, Darnall, Sheffield under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 01/08/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Sheffield Hallam University (former Science Park), City Centre

Proposed permanent closure of part of Howard Street and part of Arundel Street, City Centre under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 10/11/21 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Skye Edge parts of various highways

Proposed closure of part of an unnamed highway off Skye Edge Avenue, part of Partridge View, part of Starling Mead, and part of Wren Bank, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 7/5/19 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Skye Edge

Proposed closure of part of the highway verge adjacent to the footpath at the rear of 101 to 109 Skye Edge Avenue, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 5 August 2019 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Walkley Bank Road (part) and Arnold Street (part)

Proposed permanent closure of part of Walkley Bank Road and part of Arnold Street, Walkley, Sheffield 6. Decision made 10/5/22 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Weaklands

Proposed closure of parts of Weaklands Way, Weaklands Crescent, Weaklands Drive and Fern View Grove, Hackenthorpe under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 05/04/16 by the Director of Development Services.

Wellington Street (part)

Proposed permanent closure of part of Wellington Street, City Centre, Sheffield 1. Decision made 10/5/22 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

West Bar area

Proposed closure of Plum Lane, Plum Street, Water Street and parts of Bridge Street, Love Street and Workhouse Lane, Sheffield S3, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 18/12/18 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Contact Streets Ahead

Floor 2
Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield
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