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Waitrose & Partners (John Lewis & Partners) are planning to remove established trees & hedges from the rear car park on Cemetery Road and expanding the parking area for e-commerce delivery vans. (Highlighted yellow)

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We believe removing vegetation from an area lacking green space is highly inappropriate, especially on the edge of the Inner Ring Road.

 

The Sheaf & Porter Rivers Trust are proposing an alternative, retaining the trees & hedges, creating seating overlooking the neglected Porter Brook and renaturalising the short section of river here.

 

This alternative would allow Waitrose to keep all 8 functional bays for the e-commerce service but would reduce the amount of overnight parking for the delivery vans. These could be easily accommodated in the main car park when the store is closed.

Please consider adding an objection to the proposal at:

21/00494/FUL | Erection of rooftop refrigeration plant with access stairs, reconfiguring of parking and layout to create e-commence delivery facilities including provision of new canopy and security fencing, new access doors to store and refurbishment of glazing and external seating to café | Waitrose Supermarket 123 Ecclesall Road Sheffield S11 8HY

https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=QO0I84NYLS400

We have also produced a guide on how to submit comments to planning objections on our website:

https://www.sheafportertrust.org/planning-applications

Alternative Proposal

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Current State of the Porter Brook Channel

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Current State of the Porter Brook Channel

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Waitrose's proposal to increase small van traffic, remove trees & hedges also comes at a time when Sheffield City Council wishes to turn Cemetery road into an active travel corridor for cyclists & walking.

The removal of trees should not be allowed, as these are counter to these objectives.

https://connectingsheffield.commonplace.is/proposals/nether-edge-city-centre

Lower Cemetery Road Proposals by SCC

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