More plans for Green Belt housing estate

3rd Jul 2015

We're standing against plans for 88 houses at the former Dyson works on Stopes Road, outside Stannington.


Bellway Homes originally submitted their plans in January this year, but recently made some changes to the layout and building materials and added a landscape masterplan.

The landscape masterplan adds nothing. It just illustrates how poor the overall plans are. It’s a suburban housing estate plonked in this sensitive rural location, with token gestures towards natural planting. What’s more, the artist’s impressions are dishonest, because there isn’t a car in sight on a development that will generate hundreds of car trips every day.

We believe that the amended plans do nothing to address the real problem, that 88 houses a mile away from facilities in Stannington amounts to a whole new settlement, but without its own amenities. The proposals are all about what will be most lucrative for the developer, and are not about what’s needed at Stopes Road. The fact that there is a disused factory there now doesn’t make a housing estate acceptable, in a place where it would otherwise be unthinkable – out in the beautiful open countryside of the Loxley Valley.

Anyone can still register their objections to Sheffield City Council, quoting application reference 15/00122/FUL.