Greens set out a ‘radical’ blueprint for future of city

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‘Radical’ ideas for improving Sheffield city centre have been proposed by Green Party members.

Sheffield Council has closed a consultation period about the future of the city centre – during which members of the public and interested groups were invited to comment.

In its response, the Green Party calls for the council to be ‘radical’ and make the city ‘more socially and environmentally resilient’.

The party said: “City centre living is marred by noise nuisance from the night-time economy due to people ‘in drink’ on the streets as well as from the premises themselves.

“People will not be attracted to live and enjoy the city centre in the daytime and evening if there are only late night bars on offer.”

The Green Party added: “There needs to be positive discrimination and support for local enterprise.”

Other ideas proposed include ‘micro energy-saving and generation schemes’ on municipal and private buildings.

The Greens also say Sheffield Council should allow areas of Don Valley to revert to their natural status as a flood plain to reduce flood risk elsewhere. The council has not yet revealed full details of the consultation responses.