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Green Belt review could be shelved as plans face crunch vote

Green Belt review could be shelved as plans face crunch vote

Controversial plans for a Green Belt review in Sheffield could be shelved as proposals face a crucial vote this week. Opposition Liberal Democrats have forced the vote at this week’s Full Council meeting – as the plans face local outcry. The review could see large areas of protected green land concreted over for housing. The […]

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Stocksbridge residents in battle to save 270 year old oak tree

A local councillor has backed local residents in their fight with Sheffield City Council to guarantee to replace a historic tree in Stocksbridge. Residents on Melbourne Road in Stocksbridge were informed earlier this month that the 270-year-old oak tree on their road would be torn down. Residents want to see the tree, which is the […]

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Council waves through plans for houses on Fulwood green land

Council waves through plans for houses on Fulwood green land

Sheffield City Council’s planning board backed plans yesterday to concrete over green land in Fulwood for houses. Proposals to build on green land on Canterbury Crescent in Fulwood were approved despite local outcry. The previously protected land was allocated for housing in a controversial vote by the Council in April, in the face of Liberal […]

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Forge Dam Christmas fair visited by DPM

The Forge Dam Christmas Fair received a visit from Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, at the weekend. The Fair took place at Forge Dam on Saturday and was organised by the Friends of Porter Valley. The event included wreath and decoration making, and festive treats such as mince pies and mulled wine […]

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Labour Council spark outrage in fresh attack on Sheffield Green Belt

Labour-controlled Sheffield City Council have sparked outrage by instigating a review of South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire’s Green Belt. The review will seek to concrete over areas currently protected as Green Belt and allocate the land for houses. Critics have argued that the review will destroy local countryside and damage Sheffield’s reputation as Britain’s greenest […]

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