Council mulls Gleadless Valley Masterplan

Residents in Gleadless Valley have praised a new masterplan for the area on social media – after the council pledged to make it a better place to live.

The plan, which “looks to provide new and better homes, enhance green space, provide additional play facilities for all ages and much more” is currently at its draft stage, with consultation closing on 4 March.

Residents in the area have shared their thoughts on the proposals, raising concerns that the area is in need of change.

One resident took to Facebook and said: “It’s about time they are doing something for the Gleadless Valley, it’s a disgrace now.”

Another resident raised concerns over housing in the area, claiming that her son and daughter are having to share a bedroom, and other families forced to turn living rooms into sleeping spaces.

In a statement, the Council said they have been “speaking to residents, organisations, and stakeholders of Gleadless Valley to get their views on how Gleadless Valley can be an even better place to live.

“Our vision for Gleadless Valley is for it to continue to be a great place to live, grow up and grow older, with fantastic green spaces and good quality housing.

“It will have a strong sense of community spirit and allow its residents to thrive.”

The scooping proposals also aim to promote better use of open spaces in the valley, improve health and well-being by working closely with the community, grow skills and employment opportunities, improve public transport routes and reduce the carbon footprint of the area.

Public exhibitions are still ongoing in a “covid safe way”, with memory sticks available via email request @consultgleadlessvalley@sheffield.gov.uk

Written by Nathan Barcio

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