I have written to the city council’s leader, Julie Dore and CEO, John Mothersole, to say that, as a Sheffield resident, having spent 24 years living in Sharrow, (but now living at Heeley Green), I want to join those protesting against Sheffield Council’s decision on plans for Mount Pleasant, made with their planners’ advice.
They decided to ignore the fabulous, vibrant, community-oriented, employment-driven and fully-funded bid made by Avenues To Zero (Jonny Douglas and Pennie Raven) and multiple other financial, legal, construction industry players and numerous community representatives in favour of a commercially-driven, care home proposal.
Like others, I suggest they must make public their reasons for this planning decision. If they do not, I feel sure formal requests via FOI will succeed.
I think the council needs to be clear that this decision runs counter to Sheffield’s interests overall.
Jonny and Penny, while currently totally rooted in Sheffield (and drivers of ground-breaking Sheffield Soup), are community-driven achievers who will deliver their Avenues-to-Zero project, as and when they find a friendly environment. This might not be in Sheffield, which would be a great loss.
I urged them to at least review their planning decison regarding Mount Pleasant.
Northcote Road, Sheffield, S2