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Sheffield parkland to be extended

The official opening of South Street Park in Sheffield. People watch displays in the ampitheatre

The official opening of South Street Park in Sheffield. People watch displays in the ampitheatre

A park overlooking Sheffield city centre is to be extended during the next year.

Around £1m of Government money will be used for the second phase of Sheaf Valley Park, behind Sheffield railway station.

The parkland will go through Clay Wood to Norfolk Park Cholera Monument and Stafford Road and Granville Road in one direction and to the Supertram bridge at Park Square roundabout in the other.

Undergrowth will be cleared and paths and lighting installed for walkers and cyclists.

The first phase, for South Street Park, involved creating parkland, a safer pedestrian route and an amphitheatre for public events on the hillside between the station and Park Hill flats.

Now the Government’s Local Growth Fund is financing the next stage – in the hope it will make the area more attractive for residents and encourage housebuilding on neighbouring sites.

Redevelopment of Park Hill is still continuing and housebuilding is starting on part of the former Castle College site, across Granville Road from the new college campus.

Eventually, it is hoped the parkland route for pedestrians and cycles will stretch to Victoria Quays, the old canal basin.

 

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