Friday, December 19, 2008

News: Sheffield residents urged to view Waverley proposals


Sheffield City Council are urging Sheffield residents to have their say on one of Rotherham’s biggest restoration projects. The redevelopment of Waverley at the former Orgreave opencast mining site sits on the border of Rotherham and Sheffield. The plans by UK Coal would transform the site, which covers an area bigger than Sheffield city centre, into a high quality residential and employment site. The 20 year scheme is aimed at creating an 9,000-strong community including two schools, shops, bars, restaurants and a stunning waterside frontage onto three man-made lakes. Public open space is also a key feature. A separate planning application by Helical Governetz for a large office development for government workers alongside the Highfield Commercial and Advanced Manufacturing Park is also proposed. Councillor Ian Auckland, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development and Transport at Sheffield City Council said: "Although Rotherham Council is leading on this project, the development sits right on the border with Sheffield. I’d encourage people in Sheffield to take a look at the plans and have their say on this important development for the area."
Waverley Community website
Waverley planning application


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