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BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Passes Referendum with a resounding YES!

Thanks to everyone who voted YES in the BBEST Referendum! The policies in the Plan will now begin to have an impact on our area. We hope that you will be able to attend the meeting planned for early in June 2021 to celebrate our Plan and to map out the way forward. There’s also a chance to join the AGM, currently scheduled for 23 October 2021. As always, you can email info@bbest.org.uk for more information or to get involved in the next stage of implementation of our plan.

In the meantime, we can all take some time to enjoy being the first ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plan area in Sheffield.

Thank you all again for your support and everyone’s hard work in getting our plan across the line!


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)

And

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

You can link directly to these papers at:

The Plan:

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/planning-and-development/bbest/neighbourhood-plan-referendum-version-march-2021.pdf

Policies and maps:

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/planning-and-development/bbest/neighbourhood-plan-policies-maps-referendum-version-march-2021.pdf

Remember:

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.