Waggon & Horses Pub - Proposal to Create a Seating Area in Millhouses Park

Closed 8 Jan 2021

Opened 7 Oct 2020


True North Brew Co. who has a long leasehold with Sheffield City Council on the Waggon & Horses pub, have submitted a planning application to extend their outdoor seating area onto the adjacent land in Millhouses Park. If this proposal were to be implemented it would provide additional outdoor space for the Pub (True North Brew) for trading and would include a seating area and the siting of a container unit for use as a servery. The park space (shown in the picture below) would be provided on the basis of a 10 year lease. This proposal would lead to investment into this area of the park and the income from the lease arrangement would be reinvested back into the park.  Investment in the pub has the potential to create jobs and training for people in the Millhouses area.

As a consequence of the COVID pandemic, catering operations have been allowed to extend outside seating areas where feasible. The True North Brew proposal to extend the Waggon & Horses seating area into Millhouses Park has similarities with these types of changes and adaptations. Consequently, this is a particularly pertinent proposal at this time that could have real benefits for the community, as the city continues to suffer from the effects of Covid-19.

For more information, the full planning application, can be viewed in detail via this link - Waggon & Horses Planning Application

Photograph of the Waggon and Horses and are near where the seating is proposed

Why we are consulting

We’d be really grateful if you would take a few minutes to answer 6 questions about this proposal to extend the outdoor seating area, at the Waggon & Horses Public House in Millhouses Park. Should the Planning Application be approved, your comments will help inform how this space is developed.  We would then use your feedback to shape Parks and Countryside’s lease agreement with True North Brew Co. and include features or facilities to incorporate into the area. 

Publishing/Privacy Statement

We may choose to use your comments within a press release or online (social media or website). Your responses will remain anonymous, unless you agree at a later date that you are happy for your name to be linked to your comment/s for example Helen T said “The seating area looks great, I can’t wait to eat outside and take in the views of the park”. We may also share the content of your responses (anonymously) with our colleagues in the planning team and representatives from Waggon & Horses, in order to inform the designs.

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If you wish to have your contact details removed or updated at any time, please contact us on 0114 2500500 or email parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk

If you know someone that may like to take part, who requires a paper copy of the survey, please let us know.


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