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Liberal Democrats have a long and healthy association with the Stannington Ward. All 3 City Council seats are held by Liberal Democrats, whose focus is on supporting local residents and communities.

  • Preparation work for the new Lidl store
    Article: Oct 18, 2020

    During the preparation of the new Lidl store site, just off Stannington Road, next to the Malin Bridge, local residents noted that a number of trees were removed beyond those identified in the planning approval.

    Following numerous calls from those concerned residents, local Lib Dem Cllr. Penny Baker raised the matter with the Council's Planning Enforcement Officers. Their findings concluded that It appears that whilst the majority of trees were originally authorised for removal, a further number of species had to be removed due to issues of ground stability. In addition the root systems were affecting the integrity of the existing riverside retaining wall.

  • Fly-tipping on Myers Grove Road Stannington
    Article: Oct 4, 2020

    The seasons may be changing, but it appears little changes when it comes to fly-tipping in and around the Stannington Ward. The location this time, is the end of Myers Grove Road, a popular location for walkers and dog lovers alike.On this occaision the dumped articles included household rubbish, broken furniture and over 20 car tyres.

  • Views over the stunning Loxley Valley
    Article: Sep 16, 2020

    We are pleased to report that the Planning Application to build c300 houses at the Hepworth Industrial site in the centre of Loxley Valley has been rejected.

    At Tuesday's Planning and Highways Committee meeting, Sheffield's Councillors backed the Council Planning Officers and unanimously voted against the application. In their original report for the meeting Council Officers highlighted a number of concerns including:

  • Local Lib Dem Activist Richard Williams at a typical example of fly-tipping in and around the Stannington ward.
    Article: Aug 25, 2020

    The rural country lanes and paths that can be found all over the Stannington Ward are very popular with local residents for walks and getting out and about. Unfortunately they are now also very popular for fly-tipping as well. Despite assurances from the Council, fly-tipping has increased locally. In one case blocking a farm gate and stopping a farmer accessing his field to tend his cows.

  • Looking up the Loxley Valley
    Article: Aug 20, 2020
    By Richard Williams

    At the time of publishing the 'Loxley Valley Township' Planning application has still not been brought to the Planning Board. This is a huge proposed development involving up to 300 new houses. The scale of this application in Loxley's green valley is causing widespread public concern.

    There has been over 800 objections submitted so far including ones from your local Councillors and Lib Dem campaigner Richard Williams.