Fargate / High Street Online Survey

Closed 8 Dec 2019

Opened 19 Nov 2019

Overview

Future High Streets Fund – Sheffield’s Historic High Street

In March 2019 Sheffield submitted 3 expressions of interest (EoI) to the Future High Streets Fund for Attercliffe, Fargate/High Street and Stocksbridge.

In July 2019 the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced that Fargate/High Street had been shortlisted along with 50 other areas across England to proceed to the next stage.

In August 2019 MHCLG announced a further 50 towns would proceed to the second stage with additional funding from the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. This brings the total funding for FHSF to c£1 billion.  Shortlisted projects can bid for up to £25m of FHSF funds with the completion of a detailed business case, to deliver their vision for the High Street. A business cases is now being developed and will be submitted to MHCLG in April 2020.

The Vision

The historic streets of Fargate and High Street should become a high quality place to live, work, and socialise. A radical programme of improvements and modern digital infrastructure is needed to complement well-designed residential and workspace conversions, making the most of unused floorspace. Particular blocks could be redeveloped to increase density by adding height while opening up new green spaces and views.

This transformation will play a major role in completing plans for a ‘Steel Route’ through the city centre, turning a declining shopping area into a mixed-use link between the two distinct regeneration projects already underway in Heart of the City at one end and Castlegate at the other.

The challenge is to future-proof the city centre in an ever changing landscape of leisure, business and retail activities. The heart of the vision is create a high quality living environment for a wide mix of residents, with new spaces for events and activities drawing on the rich cultural industries in the city centre. Urban greening will be extended from the periphery into the centre. New venues and workspaces will amplify the contribution of makers and artists. This builds on previous work to highlight Sheffield as a City of Makers and as the Outdoor City, a city with festivals and adventure at its heart.

This environment will be underpinned by a detailed framework for digital connectivity and plans for specific short and medium-term interventions to address problematic sites.

Public Exhibition/Survey

Sheffield City Council with the support of the University of Sheffield has recently run several themed workshops with stakeholders to inform the strategic case and future vision for Fargate/High Street. The emerging vision with key interventions to be funded through the FHSF are shown on the documents/plans below.

A public exhibition will be held at the Millenium Galleries on Tuesday 19th November and the Moor Markets on Monday 25th November 2019.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Planning Policy Changes and Consultation