Refuse planning permission to build houses on the historic Roman Ridge

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We appeal to our elected representatives on Sheffield City Council Planning Committee to uphold the 2013 decision of C.J.Ball, an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to refuse the planning application 18/00146/OUT to build 22 houses on the line of the Roman Ridge.  

This 27km ancient earthwork, not yet fully understood or dated, runs along the side of the Scheduled Iron Age Hill Fort at Wincobank. As a Celtic defensive frontier against both the early Roman invaders and the later Saxons, it has the same historic value as Hadrian's Wall and Offa’s Dyke. It is a monument of local and national significance.

The remaining sections are either destroyed, Scheduled or under council protection and this land should be protected too. We ask you to ensure that this well used section of land (just below the hill fort), already designated as open space, be left fully accessible for further archaeological investigation and for the benefit, education and enlightenment of future generations.