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We've been aware for some time that plans were afoot to build on the long neglected site half way down the hill between the shops and Twentywell Road.
We knew the owner of the site had entered into a conditional legal option to sell the proposed site. We'd confirmed the likely developers to be Charterpoint Senior Living, part of the Nottingham based Charterpoint Group. They look reputable.
We've spoken to a representative (a Bradway resident) of the proposed developers planning agents DLP and now established the development is for operators Cinnamon Luxury Care. They appear to operate high class establishments further south.
He wanted to discuss the pre-application consultation he's arranging. This will help to back the application and ensure as many objections as possible are considered in advance. The background is in the paper copied and attached here. Naturally the developers will want to get on with the project as soon as possible.
Firstly, the land is not green belt and is suitable for building a property of this type under current building and planning regulations.
The site was used about 25-30 years ago to dump spoil from Supertram works. That has now settled and does not contain anything organic or toxic that would preclude development.
There are at least two small streams and potential springs on the site and it is a long way from level. That will require a split level design, with lifts, the main block running north - south with strong foundations away from both streams. It's possible a pedestrian entry could be created onto Kenwell Drive.
Car parking would be around the site. Deliveries would have ample space to turn within the site. Access to the site was previously improved specifically to allow the heavy trucks to dump the spoil. The sight lines for the entry are better than many properties on Twentywell Lane.
We were not able to see the plans but our impression is that they have existed for some time. An 80 bed unit is quite big. It will create employment for maybe 40 people on a variety of shifts 24/7. There certainly is demand for such facilities and the leaflet makes other valid points.
We have commented on the increased traffic that will inevitably be drawn to Twentywell Lane, a road for which we have concerns regarding excess traffic at the top and bottom, as well as speed. Parking will be necessary for staff and visitors to the residents as well as deliveries and a variety of professionals attending the residents.
We made clear that no overflow parking must occur on Twentywell Lane. We suggested that the developers might want to consider making a voluntary contribution to appropriate traffic calming measures on Twentywell Lane as determined by the Highway Authority.
You'll see from the attached that DLP are inviting feedback. Anyone can do so by email or post and the details are at the foot of the third page.
The site is currently unkempt. The developers want to keep most of the trees in a green envelope. Neighbours will have their specific issues. Some form of development has been anticipated for many years.
Until we see the plans as submitted, seemingly likely to be lodged by February, we won't know exactly what is intended so can't comment on them in any more detail.
Take the opportunity to have your say before 20th January. What you send to DLP will count, see the third page below.
Health and Well being Profile
This profile gives a snapshot overview of key Health and Well Being indicators in Bradway, with comparisons to the city of Sheffield – 2012 data. You can follow links to compare with other neighbourhoods and see how well Bradway rates against other areas. Details for Dore & Totley Ward are available here for 2013. Sadly, budget cuts have prevented production of more up to date statistics since 2013.