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Consultation begins for highways maintenance programme involving street trees

Banner Cross Road street sign stands beside a street tree and residential properties

The first phase of consultation is to begin next week for the proposed delivery of highways maintenance works needed on several roads in Sheffield.

The Council has been working hard to learn from the street tree dispute and agree a way forward to carry out necessary resurfacing on these roads after the programme was paused in 2018.

Amey, who deliver the Council’s Streets Ahead highway maintenance contract, has completed designs for streets where resurfacing work is required.

The first phase of consultation will open on Monday February 19th and will focus on Dunkeld Road, Silver Hill Road and Banner Cross Road.

The rest of the consultations will be delivered in subsequent phases and introduce more roads for feedback throughout the year. The programme has been developed in a total of 6 phases. 

Phase 1

Dunkeld Road 

Banner Cross Road

Silver Hill Road

Phase 2 

Sandford Grove Road

Hunter House Road 

Milton Road 

Stead Road

Phase 3

Kenwood Park Road 

Kenwood Road 

Chippinghouse Road

Thornsett Road

Phase 4

Crescent Road 

Kenbourne Road 

Ladysmith Avenue 

Woodstock Road

Phase 5

Sheldon Road 

St Ronan's Road 

Edgebrook Road

Phase 6 (Stage 1) 

Upper Albert Road 

Cliffefield Road 

Thompson Road 

Phase 6 (Stage 2) 

Ecclesall Road 

Spring Hill Road 

Oxford Road

Aldam Road

Marlcliffe Road

The designs have been shared with the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership and have also been independently audited to ensure that highway safety implications have been considered.

The Council is now asking for residents to take part in consultation and provide feedback on the proposals.

The proposed design includes building out pavements around the street trees to allow resurfacing to take place whilst retaining the trees. The build outs have been designed in a way which strikes a balance between maintaining sufficient road width for two-way traffic while also ensuring there is enough room to protect the roots of these trees and allow some space for future growth.

In the current designs, the street trees have been retained by building out into the carriageway, but this does mean some of the kerb side space which could previously have been used for parking would be reduced.

Provide your feedback on the designs on our Have Your Say website from Monday 19th February.

Drop-in sessions will be hosted at Ecclesall Library Community Room, 120 Ecclesall Road, S11 9PL, to provide more information on the proposals.

  • Tuesday 27th Feb – 4pm until 8:30pm
  • Thursday 29th February - 4pm until 8:30pm 
  • Saturday 2nd March - 10am until 3:30pm

Cllr Joe Otten, Chair of the Waste and Street Scene Committee, said:

“I am pleased to see these designs coming forward for consultation so the residents in the areas affected can provide their feedback on the proposals. We’ve worked hard to get the views of a number of stakeholders and are now keen to hear from residents too to ensure we can deliver necessary works in the most suitable way.”