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Little Kelham Eco Development

Dear Sir

scaffolding on the Green Lane gatehouse

Work in progress at Little Kelham
Kelham Island

Well done to CITU, who are developing Green Lane Works, for looking after the spectacular gateway arch which has just been added to the English Heritage Risk Register. (“Heritage At Risk register add South Yorkshire buildings” 10th October). “Little Kelham” is a flagship eco development and will help transform Kelham Island. People love living in this quiet, former industrial area with some of the country’s best real ale pubs. But housing options have been mainly limited to 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Now Little Kelham will offer 107 houses while there is planning application to build 49 houses on the Richardsons pay car park site opposite the Fat Cat. And another application proposes to turn the former Bulls Head Hotel (more recently occupied by Ellis, Willis & Beckett) on Dun Street into a nursery. Collectively they will bring families with children into the area and offer options to current residents who want to start a family.

Cllr Jillian Creasy, Green Party

Topics: Central, Housing, Jillian Creasy, Planning

There are 3 Responses to Little Kelham Eco Development

20th October 2013

Agreed. I think we need to work on closing Green Lane to through traffic. Currently its used as a shortcut from Penistone Road to Corporation Street for people looking to avoid the inner ring road.

By closing off this rat run this street would become safer, quieter and give families and children more freedom and independence.

    22nd October 2013

    Thanks for the suggestion, Matt. I’ve been spending more time in the Kelham Island area recently and agree that traffic is a problem. The “island” is bisected by Green Lane. It’s a long haul to get traffic calming (complex and costly from the council’s point of view). I’m hoping that as more people move in and the existing residents’ and community groups become stronger these are the kind of things that will happen. Many other residential areas have traffic and/or parking schemes. The Streetahead work (the PFI project to refurbish all the highways) doesn’t include changes to the road layout but there may be opportunities for extra dropped kerbs, build-outs, signage, maybe a tree or two which would make it feel like a residential street rather than a highway and at least encourage drivers to behave differently as they run through. Of course a city-wide 20mph limit would help, but that’s another story …..

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