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The information on this web site is provided for village residents, for visitors and for all who enjoy the community of Dore Village. This web site complements Dore to Door, a publication produced by the Dore Village Society.

You can contact us with any queries about the website, or with information that you would like included, by email.

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An introduction to drawing and painting based on the Hanging Boots concept

An introduction to drawing and painting based on the Hanging Boots concept.

A six week course led by Dronfield Hall Barn resident artist, John Sutcliffe. An introduction to drawing and painting based on the Hanging Boots concept.

Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 May

Time: 9.30am

Location: The Peel Centre, Dronfield

For more details, please visit: http://www.dronfieldhallbarn.org/events/

Objection to a planning application to convert the Dore Post Office premises at 37 Townhead Road into residential accommodation

Please support the DVS in objecting to a recent planning application to convert the Dore Post Office premises at 37 Townhead Road into residential accommodation: a two bedroom flat with parking for two cars on the pedestrian area outside the building.

The Dore Village Society committee is going to lodge an objection to this on the following grounds.

The change of use would lead to the loss of retail space in the village and is contrary to several of the City Council’s policies of supporting and promoting the development of local shopping and retail areas.
It is also contrary to the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework.
This change of use would create a precedent for other shops to go the same way when they come up for sale with the gradual removal of retail outlets and a consequent decline in the commercial viability of the village centre until, eventually, there are no shops left.
If this is allowed in Dore it could lead to similar changes in other localities in the city.

If you are willing to support us by objecting you can do so in the following ways:

By signing our petition which is in the Dore Newsagent on Causewayhead Road

By letter to:
Planning Service
Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield
S1 2SH


By posting your objection on the Council’s planning website. Use the following to get to the website:
www.sheffield.gov.uk
and then follows the links in this order:
Planning and development > Planning applications – Search for, view or object to > Search for, view or object to a planning application.
You then need to register in order to post a comment (ie. objection), just click the “register” box and follow the instructions.
You can then login in and select the search box followed by planning > simple search.
Then enter 37 Townhead Road in the search box and select “Alterations to post office ...... “
Then select the “comments” box and then “make a comment” and enter your objection (see the sample objection below),

The greatest impact is likely to be from individual objections rather than the petition so please use the letter or planning website options if you can.

Objections must reach the Council’s planning department by 20th April and must contain the application number: 16/00917/FUL

A sample letter for posting or for the Council’s planning website is appended at the end of this note.

Keith Shaw
Chairman
Dore Village Society.

Sample text for an objection by letter or on the Council planning website

(you can copy and paste this)


Objection to a planning application for change of use of 37 Townhead Road, Sheffield, from retail premises to residential accommodation

Planning Ref: 16/00917/FUL

I wish to object to this application on the following grounds.

The change of use would lead to the loss of retail space in the village and is contrary to several of the City Council’s policies of supporting and promoting the development of local shopping and retail areas, namely:

Sheffield City Council Core Strategy Policy for Neighbourhood Centres
Sheffield City Council Unitary Development Plan
Sheffield City Council’s Unitary Development Policy for Car Parking
Sheffield City Council’s Unitary Plan Policy for Flats, Bed-Sitters and Shared Housing

It is also contrary to the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework.

This change of use would create a precedent for other shops to go the same way when they come up for sale with the gradual removal of retail outlets and a consequent decline in the commercial viability of the village centre until, eventually, there are no shops left.

If this is allowed in Dore it could lead to similar changes in other localities in the city.


Note: If you send a letter you must include your name and address, including post code.

Spectacular Orchid Show

Visit the Spectacular Orchid Show at Cavendish Hall, Chatsworth Estate, DE45 1PJ

Sunday 29th May 10:30 - 16:00. Admission £2.30. Free Parking.

For full details click here and visit the Sheffield and District Orchid Society website

Knit For Victory

Read the story of the Dore & Totley Minesweeping Trawlers Comforts Fund in

Knit For Victory

By Pauline Burnett

On sale at the newsagents now, price £5.00

Newspaper Deliverers Wanted

At the newsagent

Apply at the Shop or phone Mr Ahmed on 236 7976

Dore Neighbourhood Forum – Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

The first meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be held on Wednesday 9th December at 7.30pm in the DVS office in Dore Old School.

Agenda

1. Introductions
2. The Steering Group’s Remit
3. Method of Working
4. The Working Groups
5. How will the Steering Group steer?
6. Citywide Options for Growth*
7. AOB
8. Date of Next Meeting

The members of the Steering Group are:
• David Bearpark
• David Crosby
• Jen Donnelly
• Thelma Harvey
• David Heslop
• Andy Pack
• Christopher Pennell (Chair)
• Pat Ryan
• Keith Shaw

For further information, or to offer comments or suggestions, please email Christopher Pennell at christopher.pennell@dorevillage.co.uk

Dore Neighbourhood Forum - Note of the meeting on 12 November 2015

Dore Neighbourhood Forum

Note of the meeting on 12 November 2015 7.30pm King Ecgbert School

Despite the change of date and inclement weather it was pleasing to note that 56 DVS members attended the meeting. This number included 20 members who were also representing a partner who was also a member of the DVS.

The DVS Chairman, Keith Shaw (KS), thanked members for attending, despite the weather. He hoped that members had found the detailed material circulated both interesting and informative. It had been quite a challenging and costly logistical exercise to circulate all the material; and he asked all those who had not so far given their email contact details to the secretary to do so. This would make future communication easier.

The purpose of the meeting was set out by KS, and highlighted with a PowerPoint presentation, as being:

• To present the recommendations of the 2012 working groups.

• To provide members with an opportunity to offer any initial reactions to these recommendations.

• To invite members to join new working groups, which will review these recommendations and develop proposals for a draft Dore Neighbourhood Plan.

KS also recounted the background to the work of the DVS committee in the preparation in 2012 of a proposed Neighbourhood Plan. This process had then stalled whilst the DVS and the City had extensive discussions about the DVS becoming a Neighbourhood Forum -- and this was then confirmed in Autumn 2014.

With this formal designation, the Dore Neighbourhood Forum (i.e. all members of the DVS) now needed to develop its proposed Neighbourhood Plan. The intention was to use as the basis of this, the extensive work undertaken in 2012; but also to look again in detail at all the core elements.

This was followed by an informative PowerPoint presentation by David Crosby(DCr).

In this presentation, he succinctly and clearly explained the work of each of the 2012 working groups and highlighted the vision and aims which were produced at the time, following their work in respect of each of the following topics:

• Sheffield Green Belt
• Housing Areas
• Peak District Eastern Moorland Fringe
• Open Spaces
• Conservation and archaeology
• Village Centre
• Sustainable Transport.

A question and answer session followed. This prompted much interest from the attendees with questions that were skilfully answered by DCr and included:

• Why the emphasis on a strong strategic stance with respect to the Green Belt?
• Has the Neighbourhood Forum got any legally binding powers?
• Does the Neighbourhood Forum have a view on fracking?
• How is the cost being borne for the work involved in producing the Neighbourhood Plan?
• What procedures are in place to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan accords with the Local Plans of Sheffield City Council and the Peak Park District Planning Authority?
• Are gardens deemed brown field sites?
• Within the Neighbourhood Plan are there any plans to look at the bus service?
• What statutory obligations does the Neighbourhood Forum have with respect for example to housing need?
• Can Dore isolate itself from the national need for more housing?
• Does the Neighbourhood Forum have any teeth?
• What is the lifespan of the Neighbourhood Forum?

A further issue was raised with respect to car parking and highways in Dore. KS took the opportunity to explain that whilst this is outside the remit of the Neighbourhood Plan, the recent progress that has been made, following iterations that began in about 1965 in this respect, can be used to demonstrate how the development of the centre of the village is perceived. DVS members demonstrated appreciation that at last, and subject to public consultation, progress was being made with respect to the issue of car parking in the village centre.

By way of conclusion, KS summarised the next steps in the process, as follows:

• Formation of the new working groups.
• The working groups to review the 2012 recommendations and tonight's responses, undertake further consultation, consider further the underlying issues and then produce detailed recommendations.
• The consolidation of this into a Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan by a Steering Group
• Presentation to a meeting of the Neighbourhood Forum of this proposed Plan for its consideration and approval.
• The publication within Dore of this Draft Plan for public consultation.
• There is also the need for the Draft Plan then to undergo a compliance assessment and be examined by an independent external examiner.
• The Draft Plan is then put to a referendum. All those then on the electoral role in Dore will be eligible to vote; the result being decided by a simple majority.
• If successful, the Neighbourhood Development Plan will then be adopted by the Sheffield City Council and the Peak Park and form part of their Area wide Plans. KS emphasised the need for as wide a range of participants to be involved in this process as possible, both on the working groups and the Steering Group. The work so far had been managed by a small group of DVS committee members (Keith Shaw, David Crosby, David Bearpark, Christopher Pennell and David Heslop). He wished particularly:

• To seek the approval of this meeting of the Neighbourhood Forum to those individuals continuing as members of the Steering Group.
• To invite others to join the Steering Group, so that it was not just composed of DVS committee members.
• To invite those interested in joining the working groups to contact David Crosby.

The draft terms of reference of the Steering Group were outlined, basically being to co-ordinate the whole process, to prepare the initial Draft Neighbourhood Plan for approval by the Forum and to handle the remaining steps in the process.

The meeting voted unanimously for the five individuals mentioned to continue as members of the Steering Group.

KS thanked those present for attending the inaugural meeting of the Dore Neighbourhood Forum. The process was going to be a lengthy and possibly a challenging one. But this Forum is probably the largest and most representative body in the country formally in charge of producing a Neighbourhood Plan. It was the intention that normal future communications about meetings etc would be via email, the DVS notice board and the DVS website.

NOTE: Subsequent to the meeting of the Forum, three members have offered to join the Steering Group, with further members joining the working groups, making a total of 28 non-DVS committee members on those groups. There have also been two offers of general help.

David Bearpark
November 2015

Friends of Dore and Totley Station (FoDaTS)

The Friends of Dore and Totley Station are holding an open meeting to provide information about what FoDaTS is doing and how they are working with train operators and others to improve the facilities and services at Dore and Totley station.

Date: Monday 7th December
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Totley Library

Scheduled Tree Felling in Dore

The local council has recently released the list of trees due to be either felled or replaced in the B52 Dore area. This list is available as a Microsft Excel spreadsheet, downloadable by clicking here.

Any disputes or complaints should be sent to Councillor Joe Otten at Joe.Otten@sheffield.gov.uk.

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