Friday May 18th 2018

Have your say on Sheffield’s city centre plan

Sheffield City Council is urging Sheffielders to have their say on how the city centre is changing in a consultation running until June.

The Sheffield city centre plan This Is Sheffield – which is intended to cover development in the city until 2028 – has been launched with Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment. Cllr Iqbal keen to hear from as many businesses, residents and others with an interest in the city as possible.

 Following on from recent announcements about Heart Of The City II, the extension of Grey To Green into Castlegate and Lady’s Bridge and the development of a new £3m digital hub at Castle House, the city centre plan This Is Sheffield shines a light on the bigger picture of city centre development over the next 10 years.

It takes in plans by the city’s two universities, an initial sketch of how a new HS2 station link could help transform the Sheaf Valley, significant changes to transport including better walking, cycling and bus routes with a slimmed-down Pond Street interchange, ambitious plans to uncover the River Sheaf and a major archaeology dig on the site of Sheffield’s former castle.

The plan sets out Sheffield City Council’s vision and ambitions for Sheffield city centre over the next five to ten years. This includes the layout and character of the centre, and how distinct parts could and should develop, whilst building on what makes Sheffield unique such as its landscape, setting and heritage

It also contains an action plan which sets out priorities and choices about how the council intends to deliver these plans and who will be responsible.

A survey can be filled in online at until June 17 and there will be public exhibitions held in the Winter Garden, from Monday 21 May to Thursday 24 May and the Moor Market from  Friday 25 May until Tuesday 29 May.

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