News

Government planning reforms pose a significant threat to our built and landscape heritage

4th Nov 2020

The Government is proposing the biggest shake-up of planning law and policy in half a century. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield has submitted a comprehensive response to the proposals, which we believe are founded on little evidence and many wrong assumptions, and pose a significant threat to our built and landscape heritage.

Call for action – Local Heritage Listing opportunity for South Yorkshire

4th Nov 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is inviting bids from county-wide groups of local authorities for up to £70,000 to develop a Local Heritage List. Buildings, sites and structures of national importance have statutory protection, but those of local importance are vulnerable to demolition at two weeks' notice.

Castlegate Video Tours

26th Oct 2020

Video tours from the Castlegate Festival including inside the Old Town Hall and the Terminal Warehouse at Victorian Quays, together with a very interesting kayak trip under Lady's Bridge, where you can see the remains of the original medieval bridge.

Draft Heritage Strategy for Sheffield – Update

10th Sep 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic meant we had to pause – which also gave us an opportunity to think about heritage in what is clearly going to be a changing and uncertain world. We think it will be even more important, as you will see from the revised consultation draft.

Sheffield Plan Consultation

25th Aug 2020

Sheffield City Council are consulting on the new Local Plan. This is the plan that will guide what can be built where in the city, and will have a large and long-lasting impact on heritage and the environment.

Heart of the City II – Update

23rd Aug 2020

The Council’s development of the area between Pinstone Street and Rockingham Street proceeds apace. Permission has been granted for stabilisation works to the historic Grade II* Listed Leah’s Yard, and the planning application has been submitted for the first phase Block A.

Heart of the City II – “Cambridge Street Collective” has heritage at its heart

16th Jun 2020

Heritage campaigners have been working with Sheffield City Council to try to get a better hearing for heritage as the ambitious Heart of the City II scheme advances.

Finding support for heritage during the COVID-19 crisis

1st Jun 2020

Historic England and the Heritage Alliance have put together information that may be helpful to heritage organisations in adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

Heart of the City II – Public Consultation UPDATE

31st Mar 2020

Sheffield City Council have extended the pre-application consultation on Block H of their Heart of the City II development until April 28th, and made more details available on the website.

Draft Heritage Strategy for Sheffield Published

15th Jan 2020

The Sheffield Strategy is of and for the whole of the city. JUHS published a draft Strategy early in 2020 and plan to launch it by the end of 2020, following a period of public consultation.

Joined Up Heritage Sheffield calls on Sheffield City Council to rethink proposed planning department cuts

17th Nov 2019

Joined Up Heritage Sheffield is gravely concerned at the proposed cuts to the Sheffield City Council’s planning department, affecting all specialist teams, as well as officers handling routine applications, as reported in the Sheffield Star and Planning Resource magazine. Sheffield already has one of the smallest heritage specialist teams out of the 8 core cities, […]

Finding Lost Norton Park

13th Nov 2019

This article describes the recent National Lottery Heritage Fund project at Norton Park. The article has been submitted by Caroline Dewar, Chair of Friends of Graves Park.

Conservation Areas – Joined Up Heritage Sheffield Calls For Action

1st Aug 2019

Conservation Areas have been with us for over half a century. So many irreplaceable historic buildings and so much of our precious landscape were lost during the war and the frenzy of development and urban expansion that followed that it seemed that our heritage could all but disappear. The buildings and places we inherit are […]

JUHS gets the message across at developer event

18th Jul 2019

JUHS core group members attended the Sheffield Property Association event ‘How to galvanise a city and other stories’, held on 17 July 2019 at Kollider in Castle House, the former Co-operative store on Angel Street. This was a superb opportunity to give our message to well over a hundred representatives from the developer community. S-PA […]

Council committees instead of cabinet: more hope for heritage?

29th Jun 2019

What positive outcomes are heritage campaigners looking for if Sheffield City Council changes its system of governance from today’s “leader and cabinet” model, which limits power to a group of ten councillors from a single political party, to a committee system? That was what I needed to get across to the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny […]

Sheffield launches the framework for its first-ever Heritage Strategy

27th Sep 2017

A two-day event in October will mark a big step forward in the creation of the city’s first Heritage Strategy. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield (JUHS), a group of community organisations representing a wide range of heritage interests, will launch its Vision for the future of Sheffield’s heritage, and the Framework for the Strategy, at the two […]

Kelham Island Museum – Sheffield 1916: Steel, Steam & Power

5th Feb 2016

Do you have a story about our amazing River Don Engine? Would you like to be involved in our new HLF funded 1916 project? We are looking for input from people who know the engine to inform our new exhibition… If you have any stories or memories about the Engine that you would like to […]