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Jugglers, photographers and letterheads – squandering of regeneration fund revealed

Jugglers, photographers and letterheads – squandering of regeneration fund revealed

A regeneration fund for Sheffield high streets has attracted controversy as files revealed that taxes had been blown on jugglers, photographers and letterheads. The files, released under a Freedom of Information request, had led to criticism of the Council’s Successful Centres programme, which was responsible for regenerating local high streets. The project originally focussed on […]

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Call to let communties benefit from development as crucial levy report due

Call to let communties benefit from development as crucial levy report due

The Labour Cabinet on Sheffield City Council is facing demands to amend a key planning policy to ensure local communities benefit from big developments. Under plans set to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet today, a new Community Infrastructure Levy will be introduced on major developments but only a small proportion will be retained locally. […]

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Local outrage as Greystones 20mph zone shelved by Town Hall bosses

Local residents have been left outraged as Labour politicians on Sheffield City Council shelved plans for a 20 mph zone in Greystones. Greystones were promised the road safety measures in a report released last month; however, the Council have since rescinded their promise and shelved the plans. Instead a new zone will be progressed within […]

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Road safety strategy slammed for “favoured areas” bias

Road safety strategy slammed for “favoured areas” bias

A road safety strategy drafted by Sheffield City Council has been slammed for its ‘favoured areas’ bias. The draft 20 mph strategy for the next two years proposes developing five zones in the north-east of the city – well known as Labour politicians’ ‘favoured areas’ – compared to just one new zone in the south-west. […]

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“Favoured areas” Council branded hypocrites in historic building battle

Sheffield City Council have faced further criticism by park campaigners, who are fighting to save a historic building in Graves Park. Campaigners have attacked the Council as they look set to agree plans to refurbish the historic Abbeyfield House in Abbeyfield Park, while continuing with plans to sell off Cobnar Cottage in Graves Park. The […]

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