Grey to Green 2 Extension to Angel Street

Closed 11 Feb 2021

Opened 20 Jan 2021

Overview

The multi-functional Grey to Green Phase 2 scheme around Castlegate, Exchange St/ Blonk St and Snig Hill was completed in September last year. It links a pedestrianised Castlegate to the ‘hidden jewel’ of Victoria Quays and has transformed the almost redundant former Inner Ring Road into a green corridor with sustainable drainage, floral meadows, segregated cycle lanes and public art. 

The lushly planted largely traffic free public spaces will also give walkers and cyclists much easier and more enjoyable access to and from the city centre. These measures will create the opportunity for outdoor events, attract further investment into the area, improve resilience to climate change and increase the city centre’s bio-diversity from the previously hard ‘grey’ environment. 

An additional part of the scheme, also now completed, has significantly improved Snig Hill and the approach to Castle House, where popular food halls Kommune, and tech workspace Kollider are now based. 

Additional funding has now been secured from the European Regional Development Fund and Sheffield City Council to extend these improvements to Angel St, which remains a key link of the gateway into the City Centre. The project will incorporate colourful meadows, a sustainable drainage system which reduces flooding risk and an improved environment for walking and cycling; this should dramatically enhance the experience of visiting, living and working in the area as well as providing a setting for new development opportunities in the area and supporting existing businesses and civic buildings through new footfall.

The Grey to Green Phase 2 project is a continuation of the award winning Grey to Green Phase 1 (between West Bar Green and Lady’s Bridge) which was completed in 2016 and has been very successful in enhancing the image of the area and attracting new investment and footfall. 

Subject to the outcome of the consultation as well as further design and firming up the budget, work on Phase 2 – Angel St is anticipated to commence in the summer of 2021 completion expected within 6-8 months.

Documents for download and details of the ‘virtual’ consultation events can be found at the very bottom of this page

Why we are consulting

You will see that there are two plans attached below. The first one is a broad ‘concept’ design for the Angel St improvements and key proposed interventions where we are seeking your views. This has been produced by a team of highway, traffic and landscape designers.

The second one is to do with the statutory consultation regarding Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs). Some of the road layout changes that we are proposing can only be introduced following the making of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), in particular:

a) a proposed new location for the taxi rank;

b) a proposed new speed plateau;

c) revised loading restrictions to compliment the new road layout and

d) revised taxi arrangements on a night in the bus layby. 

We have also attached a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ below to help answer any questions you may have.

Given the current Covid pandemic, face-to-face consultation events are sadly not possible. However, we would like your views on the Grey to Green 2 project and the Traffic Regulation Orders it will require. See below for the consultation arrangements we have organised.

 

The Public/ Stakeholder consultation starts on Wednesday 20th January 2021 and will conclude on Thursday, 11th February 2021.

You are also invited to talk to the team at one of the two on-line (zoom) consultation sessions planned:

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 4.30 – 6pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96593924166

Meeting ID: 965 9392 4166

 

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 12 to 1.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/3565322860

Meeting ID: 356 532 2860

 

For further information or if you cannot access Zoom, please contact

Lucia Lorente-Arnau

Email: lucia.lorente@sheffield.gov.uk                Tel 07827 552215


The Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation is a legal process and it will be advertised on 14th January 2021 with a closing date for the submission of any comments and/or objections in writing by Thursday, 11th February 2021.

It is recognised that you may have questions or suggestions about the TRO’s. If you do, please email Andrew.Marwood@sheffield.gov.uk. Andrew will also be available for comments at the above on-line consultation sessions on 27th January and 2nd February 2021.

Should objections be received, we will first of all consider these and determine if any changes can be made to address any concerns. Should this not be possible and objections remain outstanding, the matter will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport, who will make a decision on how to proceed.

Events

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Planning Policy Changes and Consultation