Response to Heart of the City 2, Block B & C consultation

Sheffield Civic Trust Feedbackin response to the consultation on Sheffield’s Heart of the City 2, Block B & C Sheffield Civic Trust (SCT) thanks Queensbury, Counter Context and the design team at Leonard Design, for presenting the current proposals for The Heart of the City 2 to the membership.The Trust recognises […]

GREAT BRITISH SELL OFF AND COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER

In June this year Locality, which is the national membership charity of community organisations, launched Save our Spaces. This is a campaign to save buildings and spaces that have come to be seen as a maintenance liability to councils from being sold off into private ownership. Losing public buildings and […]

SHEFFIELD WATERWAYS AND FLOOD PROTECTION STRATEGY

Members will be aware that the issue of schemes for the better protection of Sheffield from floods such as the devastating one of 2007 has been around for a while now. The initial proposals roused a lot of opposition from heritage and conservation groups. In particular, those proposals which related to the […]

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 being Director of Shelter, MP and Shadow Minister for Housing […]

Europe’s ‘Greenest City’ is also one of its most economically successful … and a great place to live. How did it get there?

Public Lecture by Prof. Wulf Daseking, Head of Urban Planning, City of Freiburg followed by discussion (Friday 16 March 4pm – 6pm Peak Lecture Theatre , Sheffield Hallam University) Freiberg in South Germany is often cited as Europe’s ‘greenest city’ for sustainability with extensive low-energy housing, a strong commitment to […]