Sheffield Council dispute that Birley Spa is an Asset of Community Value
Oct 2, 2018 —
The Friends of Birley Spa recently applied to give Birley Spa Asset of Community Value status. If this was awarded, then any owner of Birley Spa would have to give the local community six months to raise the necessary money to buy it if the owner wanted to put the building up for sale.
Sheffield City Council are now disputing that a Birley Spa is an Asset of Community Value despite it being thought of as a community building for many years. We have provided expert evidence to the council to back our case up. Clive Betts MP is also supporting our application. There is a Conflict of Interest here though, as bizarrely the council have to decide on the application even though they are the current owners of the building and have different views about it!
This is just to let everyone know who signed the petition that basically we still have a fight on our hands to save Birley Spa for community use, but we are still fighting and will not give up!
The photograph is curtesy of Sheaf Valley Heritage
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