BBEST Referendum May 6th 2021

Protect public spaces, improve the quality of building, encourage different housing types, and enhance the retail centre

Vote YES for the BBEST Neighbourhood Plan on May 6th.

The BBEST Team has worked with the local community for 7 years to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the area. The Plan has now been finalised and will come into force if there is a majority ‘YES’ vote in the Referendum on May 6th.

A word from the BBEST Chair:
After seven years hard work, and a consultation process praised by our independent examiner as exemplary, local people can vote on the Neighbourhood Plan – a positive vote will add significant planning policies to protect public spaces, improve the quality of building, encourage different housing types and enhance the retail centre’

These links give more information about BBEST and the Referendum on May 6th:

What is ‘the BBEST area’?
BBEST stands for Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton. The BBEST area is shown in the BBEST Policies Map

The Plan

The Plan was agreed in consultation with local residents, businesses and other organisations. It has had a series of formal consultations, and been scrutinised by an external examiner. The present Plan document is the outcome of all these processes.

Neighbourhood Plan 2021

The Design Guide

Based on a review of character neighbourhoods within the BBEST area, and high quality architectural and design principles, the Design Guide is a resource for Planners, residents and builders who want to maintain the distinctive characters of the BBEST area.

BBEST Design Guide

Vision Statement

The BBEST Forum has developed a number of aims over the years which go beyond
the Neighbourhood Plan. This document provides an overview of those aims.

BBEST Vision 2021

The Sheffield City Council website has information about Neighbourhood Planning locally, including BBEST.

Locality is the national body which supports and oversees Neighbourhood Planning.
To learn more about the process, visit their website.

Neighbourhood Plan 2021

If the Referendum on 6 May 2021 is successful, BBEST Officers will continue to work with staff in the Planning Department to monitor the implementation of the Plan. We’ll continue regular meetings with our Steering Group, and develop the operating manual for BBEST phase 2. Click here for the BBEST Chair’s outline of Phase 2.

Protect public spaces, improve the quality of building, encourage different housing types, and enhance the retail centre – vote YES for the BBEST Neighbourhood Plan on May 6th.

BBEST Referendum, May 6th 2021

The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will take place with other local elections on 6 May, 2021The electorate for the referendum consists of all residents in the BBEST area, which includes Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield, Tapton – voters will receive further information from Sheffield City Council.

The final version of the Plan document can be found on the Council Web pages at: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/planning-development/neighbourhood-planning – go down to ‘Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton Neighbourhood Plan’

The two most relevant papers are:

The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version March 2021 (PDF, 1MB)


Supplementary material: The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Policies Maps Referendum Version March 2021 (PDF, 4MB)

You can link directly to these papers at:

The Plan:


Policies and maps:



Protect public spaces, improve the quality of building, encourage different housing types and enhance the retail centre. Vote ‘YES’ in the BBEST referendum on 6 May 2021.

BBEST AGM and Development Meeting 2-4pm Saturday 13 March 2021 – papers and Zoom link

Dear BBEST supporter

As previously announced, the delayed BBEST AGM 2020 will take place via Zoom from 2-4pm on Saturday 13 March 2021.

The Zoom link is:

3 papers are attached to this email: BBEST Annual Report 2020, BBEST Financial Report 2020, and the paper about the future of the project: BBEST Phase 2 – 2021.


1. Welcome and introduction, Pete Marsh, Chair of BBEST

2. Annual General Meeting: review of Annual Report and Financial Report

3. BBEST Steering Group: Officers and members

Current Steering Group officers and members are:

Chair: Pete Marsh

Vice Chair: Anne Daw

Treasurer: Wendy Phillips

Secretary: Kath O’Donovan

Members: Councillor Angela Argenzio, Brian Holmshaw.

Thanks to those members of Steering Group who have left the group in the very difficult conditions of the last year.

BBEST welcomes nominations for Officers and members – please send these to the Secretary as soon as possible. The current officers are willing to remain until after the Referendum, but would wish to welcome and hand over to a new team for Phase two.

Development Meeting:

Phase 2 – following the Referendum: BBEST Chair, Pete Marsh will talk about the future role of BBEST following the referendum.

The BBEST Team look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Kath O’Donovan

Secretary to BBEST