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Welcome to the Stocksbridge Town Council website.


Stocksbridge is a small town situated approximately 10 miles north of the City of Sheffield, nestling at the edge of the Pennines and the Peak District National Park and is the home of Tata Steels, the British manufacturer for Aerospace Steels products.

STOCKSBRIDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Stocksbridge Town Council is leading the production of a Neighbourhood Plan and is looking for local volunteers to join the Plan's Steering Group. The Group is open to all, but skills such as town planning, architecture, design, surveying, project management, environmental assessment, community engagement/marketing and budgeting are particularly useful.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The chance for a local area to produce a Neighbourhood Plan was introduced by the government in 2012. A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led set of policies to help guide the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area.


The Plan would have legal force and must be consistent with national rules and the Sheffield city-wide policies. Although it cannot block development set out in the Sheffield plan, it can influence how and where that development takes place, identify new areas and desired types of development, and relate to a wide range of issues such as housing, employment, heritage, transport, paths and open spaces. We believe that local input into future plans for Stocksbridge is important and valuable.

The Stocksbridge Town Council area (including Deepcar and Bolsterstone, except for the area within the Peak District National Park) has now been legally designated as a Neighbourhood Plan area. The Steering Group will be working with Sheffield City Council planners to develop the Neighbourhood Plan. Extensive consultation with local residents, businesses and service community is an essential part of the process.

Most of the Steering Group's work will take an estimated 18 months and will involve regular meetings and completing various tasks. Then there is a further estimated 12 months of the process mainly involving checks by Sheffield City Council and Planning Inspectors for legal validity, a local referendum and, finally, official adoption.

Further information about Neighbourhood Plans can be obtained from this summary or this more detailed guide

Here is an example of a Neighbourhood Plan that has come into force in the town of Uppingham

Sheffield City Council's designation notice and a map of the area can be viewed here

If you are interested in joining the Stocksbridge Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group or would like more information please contact the Town Council office.

Telephone: 0114 288 7895

Address: T H Bisatt

Clerk to the Council

Town Hall The ARC

Manchester Road

Stocksbridge

SHEFFIELD

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NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN MINUTES

bulletStakeholder Meeting - 4 Nov 2015 - PDF 138 kb
bulletMinutes - 21 Oct 2015 - PDF 214 kb
bulletMinutes - 15 Aug 2015 - PDF 198 kb



NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 21st April 2016 at 7.00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge. Entrance is via the glass atrium at the rear of the building, Intercom no.1

 

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