More candidates to add to the list of Sheffield “laughing-stock” status.
The demise of the Ski Village due to refusal of planning permission to update the site to compete with the new covered SNO-ZONE slope at Castleford.
Refusal of planning permission for a IKEA store on the former Yorkshire-Electricity site just off the Parkway, and once again on the former Tinsley Wire site. And the failure to build the Sevenstones shopping complex.
The next one as Mr. Greaves mentioned is the closure of Sheffield City Airport due solely to the lessor Sheffield City Council’s complete incompetence in not upholding the legally binding lease agreement. The £1.8m loan from central Government via the Local Enterprise Partnership would be better spent re-opening the airport for the city than building more “tin huts” of which there are plenty of empty ones already all over the city including the 850,000 sq ft “SIRFT site” just across the road (Europa-Link) from the airport.
As Howard Greaves has stated Doncaster Robin Hood Airport is not serving the business sector whatsoever, three airlines have tried and failed.
As Mr Greaves said, wake up Sheffield City Council and utilise this major asset now before it is too late.
Don’t let our once great city down once again.