Copyright notices

All text, photographic images, icons, artwork, graphic images or other materials within the site domains, unless otherwise stated, are © copyright Sheffield City Council or other third parties under Section I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. The date on which such copyright is asserted is the date on which a relevant web page was last modified (identified at the bottom of the web page), or as otherwise stated on any specific document.

Sheffield City Council owns the copyright in its logo, coat of arms and all other promotional logos which appear on this website or elsewhere (unless a promotional logo is owned by a third party, in which case the owner of the copyright in such logo will be identified separately). Unauthorised use of these by others is prohibited. The Sheffield City Council logo is a registered trademark under the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Re-use of textual content of this website

Unless stated otherwise on any specific document or web page, the Council has no objection to the use of the text in such document or web page for the purposes of any personal or educational use or private research. 

If you use any of our web pages (in full or in part) in any documentation or report, please include appropriate recognition of the origin of the material as being that belonging to Sheffield City Council, asserting the copyright of Sheffield City Council using the following phrase:

© Copyright of Sheffield City Council [dated with the date of publication]

together with a link to our home page at

Any use of any document or web page for any commercial purpose is not authorised unless a licence is first obtained from Sheffield City Council by applying to the Digital Services Team. Unauthorised use may constitute an infringement of the Council's or a third party's right, and may result in civil or criminal actions being taken by Sheffield City Council or a third party against the commissioner(s) of such acts. Licences issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Limited (or any similar body or replacement or successor body) do not extend to the use of documents or web pages for commercial purposes.

Copyright in respect of material open to public inspection or on a public register

Section 47 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 protects plans, drawings and material submitted to Sheffield City Council which is required by law to be open to public inspection or on a public register, such as materials used for the purpose of obtaining planning consent.

You may only use material that is present on this website because it is required by law to be open to public inspection or on a public register:

  • for consultation purposes to compare current applications with previous schemes and
  • to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans

Use of the material beyond the purposes set out above must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (which may not be Sheffield City Council).

Importance of Copyright

Copyright is important because it protects the interests of :

  • those who create
  • those who invest in creativity

Additional information is available from the United Kingdom's Copyright Licensing Agency or International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations.

Online maps disclaimer

Use of our online maps is subject to the terms and conditions set out below.

By using the maps you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted these conditions.

These terms and conditions are additional to the council’s existing website disclaimer which can be found on the bottom of any page on the website.

Conditions of use

The online maps provide information about our services to members of the public.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate and current.

We are not liable in respect of any direct or consequential loss, damage or injury (financial, contractual or otherwise) caused as a result or allegedly as a result of reliance on the information.

Ordnance Survey Data - Copyright information

Ordnance Survey Copyright Statement

The Ordnance Survey mapping in the online maps is provided by ourselves under licence from the Ordnance Survey, on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office Crown Copyright.

Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.

Sheffield City Council, Licence Number 100018816 (2018).

Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions. 

You are granted a non-exclusive, royalty free, revocable licence solely to view the Licensed Data for non-commercial purposes for the period during which Sheffield City Council makes it available. You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute, sell or otherwise make available the Licensed Data to third parties in any form. Third party rights to enforce the terms of this licence shall be reserved to OS.

Statement of Purpose

The Ordnance Survey mapping in the online maps is provided by ourselves in order to fulfil its public function to make information available.

Persons wishing to licence Ordnance Survey map data for their own use should contact Ordnance Survey.

Local Land and Property Gazetteer Copyright Information

This product is produced in part from PAF, the copyright in which is owned by Royal Mail Group Ltd, and/or Royal Mail Group PLC. All rights reserved 100018816.

Any additional data : Copyright : Sheffield City Council 2018.

Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, the content of any material created by ourselves may not be copied, reproduced, republished, or transmitted in any way without first obtaining our written permission. All rights are reserved.

We retain copyright to all original material created by it in the online maps. Where the copyright in material belongs to another organisation as stated above, the use of that material is subject to the relevant organisation’s own terms and conditions as indicated.

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