Council asks residents how to improve Sheffield city centre

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Tell us what you think should be done to improve Sheffield city centre.

That is Sheffield Council Leader Julie Dore’s challenge to everybody living and working in the city.

She wants as many people as possible to give their ideas, suggestions and opinions on the council’s City Centre Masterplan.

The council has come in for criticism recently after delays in plans to improve the city centre, car parking price hikes, and accusations Sheffield is falling behind neighbouring cities like Manchester and Leeds in terms of its economic potential.

But Coun Dore pointed to the development on The Moor, as well as ongoing Sevenstone negotiations, as proof Sheffield isn’t lacking in ambition.

She believes the city has got strong foundations which will attract big names and lead to more improvements over the coming years.

But she also wants to know what Sheffielders believe would work best to give their home a city centre they can all be proud of.

She said: “We do recognise that there are things to do to complete the City Centre Masterplan.

“We are consulting at this time so people can give their own views and opinions on what more we could do with our vision.

“That runs from bottom of The Moor through the central area and right down to Castle Markets.

“We want to get as many members of the public commenting on the vision as possible.”

Coun Dore said many people have praised plans for The Moor and the ‘golden route’ which leads visitors and communiters to and from the centre and the train station.

She is also confident negotiations on the Sevenstone development around John Lewis will conclude soon.

The City Centre Masterplan will be on display in the Winter Garden on May 17 and 18. You can also email your ideas to cityregeneration@sheffield.gov.uk