SOGOS Sheffield - Save Our Green Open Space Sheffield
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Object to Sheffield City Council’s plan for a car park within General Cemetery
Petition objecting to Sheffield City Council’s plans for a car park within the Sheffield General Cemetery and creation of a dangerous pedestrian entrance at the top of Montague St, 8 metres from Cemetery Rd. We the undersigned call upon Sheffield City Council to remove these aspects of the planning application 18/00235/FUL & 18/00236/LBC and to: Preserve, conserve and protect the heritage and integrity of Sheffield General Cemetery, its monuments, trees and historic pathways in line with Heritage Lottery Fund criteria; Maintain the peace and tranquillity of the whole site respecting its status as a local nature reserve to offer health and welfare benefits for local residents and visitors alike; Withdraw plans for any car park on the green open space and the pedestrian entrance that is proposed to be located 8 m from the top of Montague Street, which does not conform with the Equality Act to provide safe access for all; and Confirm that there are neither plans to create an access road nor to allow permanent car parking anywhere within the cemetery grounds, including around the Anglican Chapel.
Help Stop Sheffield City Council
building a Car park inside
The General Cemetery S11 8NT
Please click the link to see the planning application and make a comment or objection on this site. Petition against Planning Application 18/00235/FUL & 18/00236/LBC Objection to addition of car park off Montague St If you make a comment or objection, we thank you for your time and consideration and ask you share this petition rather than sign, as you cannot do both This petition is only open to signees if: You live in Sheffield, you are a student in Sheffield, you work in Sheffield thanks Openspace is not infinite. This green open space is already the smallest within inner city Sheffield and is a much loved space to chill, collect your thoughts, away from traffic, pollution and noise, to just breathe fresh airSo many local residents and visitors love to spend time there to "reset from life's pressures" while watching the seasons and wildlife in this inner city Local Nature Reserve. The General Cemetery and its open space is "SO MUCH MORE" than Heritage for many people, as a place to relax and play in the sun away from concrete, brick, cars and pollution which exists outside the perimeter wall. Please help us protect this local treasure, prevent Healthy trees being felled for just paths and benches and sign this petition below: I the undersigned am supportive of the principle of investment for maintenance and conservation of the General Cemetery However, I absolutely object to the planning proposal reference to creating a car park at the lower end of the cemetery off of Montague Street. Further, any addition of new buildings would not be in keeping to conservation principals of the site. This section of the application should be dismissed for the following reasons: Planning Consideration – the car park proposal would seem to contradict spirit and letter of planning guidelines regarding open space. There would be a negative visual impact of a car park in the cemetery. It would not work as intended as there is fierce competition for parking spaces on Montague Street from local offices. Alternative parking to enable access for all could be provided at Stalker Lees Road, with room for at least 4 dedicated disabled parking spaces. There is no difference in climb or distance to access the two event buildings at the upper part of the cemetery. THIS PETITION HAS BEEN SET UP DUE TO CONSTANT TECH ISSUES WITH SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL WEBSITE WHICH IS EFFECTING ABILITY TO SIGN. Please do not sign if you have already: Written an objection Signed the SCC e-petition or paper based petition form If we gain a total of 5,000 signatures, this invokes a full Sheffield City Council meeting where the issues surrounding this planning application can be fully discussed. Help us make Sheffield City Council accountable for their actions on this issue, Click and Share - Thanks ;-)