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Committee endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation will be referred to Full Council for consideration after they were endorsed by the Strategy & Resources Committee today.

Containers in Sheffield City Centre

Containers: Applications for community uses now open

Applications are now open to secure a container for community uses across Sheffield.

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Sheffield celebrates South Yorkshire gaining Local Visitor Economy Partnership status

Sheffield City Council has welcomed the creation of the South Yorkshire Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP)

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Sheffield and Leeds joint response to publication of HS2 to Leeds study terms of reference

Sheffield and Leeds leaders have issued a statement following the publication of terms of reference for the study into how to bring high-speed rail to Leeds via Sheffield and the East Midlands.

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Chapel Walk transformation continues with £1.24 million investment

Chapel Walk’s transformation is set to continue as Sheffield City Council awards £1.24 million to local businesses to create a vibrant city centre destination.

A group of people stand in a line in the Winter Garden in Sheffield, they are holding copies of the new business guide.

How the council is supporting businesses and people who beg in the city centre

A new guide will help city centre businesses to address begging, engage with people who are begging and share information about how enforcement is tackling anti-social behaviour in Sheffield.


Cole Brothers: Urban Splash named as preferred bidders with plans to create exciting mixed-use space

Award winning regeneration company Urban Splash has today been selected as the preferred bidder for the former Cole Brothers building.

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Prince William aims to end homelessness and announces Sheffield as a partner for his Homewards initiative

Today (Tuesday 27 June 2023), Sheffield is welcoming Prince William as he launches his UK wide homelessness programme Homewards, with Sheffield right at its heart.

Sheffield Arena, shot from above on a sunny and cloudy day. Picture by Alex Roebuck.

Ambitious investment plans for Sheffield’s leisure and entertainment facilities move forward

Sheffield’s leisure and entertainment venues are set for £117 million of investment and huge improvements as part of ambitious plans for the city. Plans include rebuilds of some of the city’s most popular leisure centres and improvements to Sheffield Arena and City Hall.

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Future of former Cole Brothers building to be decided next week

Next Wednesday Sheffield City Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee will meet to decide the future use of the former Cole Brothers building in Barker’s Pool.  

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Sheffield City Council responds to Tuffnells going into administration

Following the announcement that Tuffnells Parcels Express, a Sheffield-based parcel delivery business, has gone into administration, Sheffield City Council is working with Jobcentre Plus and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority to offer support to staff who are likely to be made redundant.

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South Yorkshire welcomes creation of new Civil Service policy hub in Sheffield

Sheffield has been chosen as the centre for policy jobs in a move to de-centralise policy and decision making out of Whitehall

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Citu and Sheffield Council seal the deal for transformational zero carbon Attercliffe Waterside scheme

Plans for the much-anticipated Attercliffe Waterside scheme in Sheffield are set to forge ahead with the announcement that Sheffield City Council and sustainable developer, Citu, have exchanged contracts on a development agreement for the site.

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Pound’s Park temporarily closed for 2 weeks for completion of final works

Heart of the City’s Pound’s Park will be closed for two weeks from Monday, May 15th while final works are completed.

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Funding secured for community, culture and local economy projects

Sheffield City Council has secured grants from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund which will go towards community, culture and local economy projects.

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Heart of the City progress update from Cllr Mazher Iqbal

Over the past 12 months the Heart of the City has hit several significant milestones and progress has been made across the site, with lots more development to come.

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48 new EV chargers coming to Sheffield this April

To support more people to make the switch to cleaner, electric vehicles (EVs), and to help reduce air pollution in Sheffield, the Council, working with the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), is installing 48 brand-new electric vehicle chargers to Sheffield.

Electric van in Sheffield

Council adds fully insured vehicles to Electric Van trial

Almost two years on from the successful launch of the first electric van trial in Sheffield, the Council is going a step further to support local businesses, charities, and organisations by introducing fully insured vehicles as part of the popular electric van trial.

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Sheffield’s new city centre park set to open this Easter

Sheffield city centre’s brand-new public space, Pound’s Park, is set to open early to the public on 3 April, so that the new park can be enjoyed over the Easter weekend and school holidays.

The Cole Brothers building in Barkers Pool

Six high quality proposals received for Cole Brothers building

Sheffield City Council has received a strong response from developers resulting in six high quality proposals for the future of the Cole Brothers building in Barkers Pool.

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More funding on offer to transform empty units on Fargate

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to businesses in Sheffield to transform under-used spaces on Fargate.

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Levelling Up: Planning application submitted for transformation of Castle site

An exciting planning application has been submitted by the Council for the transformation of the Castle site public space, including an events space, new public art and opening up the River Sheaf.  

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£2m high street investment fund relaunched

The £2m Economic Recovery Fund is back and now accepting more applications from local businesses and community leaders to help improve local high streets and encourage residents to spend their time there.

A CGI mock up of what Fargate will look like after works carried out

Committee agrees next steps for Fargate regeneration

The decision was made to support a phased approach to reinvigorating the public space, focussing on Fargate and plans for the Event Central community hub initially and expanding out to High Street, Castle Square, Hartshead Square, George Street and Mulberry Street at a later stage.

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Sheffield retain 'Purple Flag' status for 11th year

Sheffield has once again won a national award for the City Centre Evening & Night-Time Economy that recognises it as a safe and enjoyable place to go for a night out. An award it has held and renewed on an annual basis since 2012.

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Northern leaders unite to unlock potential and improve lives across the region

City Leaders from across the north joined forces yesterday at Convention of the ...

Fargate containers

Containers to be used by community groups and to improve park facilities

At Strategy and Resources Committee today, councillors opted to place the Fargate containers in storage while alternative community uses across the city are explored.

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Statement from Cllr Mazher Iqbal following Levelling Up announcement

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced overnight a further 100 projects across the country are set to receive a share of the £2.1billion Levelling Up Fund. Unfortunately, no Levelling Up Fund was allocated to Sheffield on this occasion.

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Convention of the North - unlocking the region's potential

Northern leaders have outlined a clear set of ideas to unlock and deliver the region’s potential ahead of Convention of the North 2023. Sheffield is proud to stand together with the North with one strong voice championing our future.

Black container complex next to Sheffield Town Hall

Future of Fargate containers to be decided

The future of the containers on Fargate is to be decided at the Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee next week.

Containers on Fargate

Containers on Fargate removal update

The containers on Fargate will begin to be dismantled from Monday, January 30th.

Sheffield locals gather at an event in Manor Park

Success for Council’s high street investment fund

An independent evaluation of the Council’s Economic Recovery Fund has shown high streets more than ‘doubled the money invested’, for every £1 spent.