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Copyright Sheffield City Council

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. (You may find our printer-friendly page facility useful for this purpose.)

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 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.

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