Category: City centre

THE RAYNSFORD REVIEW – NINE PROPOSITIONS FOR A NEW PLANNING SYSTEM

Those not directly connected with planning or the built environment may have missed the fact that a major review of the planning system has been underway. Headed by the Town and Country Planning Association,  Nick Raynsford (whose previous career includes

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Castlegate: Fairytale or Phoenix

Tuesday 20th March, saw the latest of the Sheffield Civic Trust public talks, with this one focusing on the future of the Castlegate area of Sheffield City Centre. Over 70 people attended two illuminating and interesting presentations. The first from, Simon

Posted in City centre, Events

Sheffield Central Library: Whither civic pride in Feb 2017?

Mick Nott February 2017 Mick is an active trustee with Sheffield Civic Trust.  He writes in a personal capacity. Hi, it is now just over 2 months since SCC agreed to grant 12 months exclusivity to an investor to conduct

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Sheffield Civic Trust Response to the Sheffield Retail Quarter (SRQ) Consultation

1.         Introduction The Sheffield Civic Trust (SCT) held a supplementary consultation event in June 2015 on proposals for the Sheffield Retail Quarter which ran alongside the main consultation. This was widely advertised through our supporters network via the SCT newsletter.

Posted in City centre, Public Consultation, Retail Quarter

Do we have too much student accommodation in Sheffield?

Text by Charlotte Liu, SCT trustee I was strolling in the city centre on a sunny afternoon when this question suddenly appeared in my mind. I guess it must be because there were so many adverts and a giant 7-story

Posted in City centre, Housing