The Sheffield Plan: Issues & Options 2020

Closed 13 Oct 2020

Opened 1 Sep 2020


We are now seeking comments on The Sheffield Plan: Our City, Our Future – Issues and Options 2020.

This consultation is open to everyone who would like to comment on the future growth of Sheffield - whether you are a resident, a business, a community group, a worker or someone who invests in the city.

The Sheffield Plan will be a new local development plan for the city.


A local plan is the statutory development plan for the city and it:

  • guides new development (such as housing, economic development, community and leisure facilities, transport infrastructure)
  • helps protect the environment (such as countryside, open space, wildlife sites)
  • provides basis for deciding planning applications
  • identifies and reserves land for development
  • supports economic growth and provides certainty for developers.

The current statutory development plan documents we use are the Core Strategy (2009) and saved policies from the Sheffield Unitary Development Plan (1998), but we are working towards the creation of a new plan for the City called the ‘Sheffield  Plan’.


The new Sheffield Plan is our chance to shape the future of the city.  It will cover the whole of Sheffield, except those parts that fall within the Peak District National Park.  It will guide the city’s growth by setting out how and where new development will take place, and last until 2038, so it’s our long-term strategy. 


Why we are consulting

This is a statutory public consultation that is running for a 6 week period  from 1 September to 13 October 2020.

We have prepared a document that outlines the key opportunities and challenges for the City, and sets out some issues and options for consideration.  Economic growth and the creation of new homes in particular are significant areas that we need to address in order to plan for the future. This Issues and Options document is the start of creating the new Sheffield Plan.

In this consultation we are seeking comments from anyone who lives, works, has business in, or visits our city; we want to hear from residents, businesses, community groups, developers, and statutory bodies about what the Sheffield Plan should address.  We need you to help us understand the challenges, and shape the vision and aims, and tell us what you think about the options for where development should take place.

You can tell us what you think the new plan should contain by filling in the questionnaire.


Privacy notice

You can view our full Privacy Notice on our website - see the Planning section.

What happens next


This is one of two public consultations that will take place about the Sheffield Plan.  Your comments will help to shape the next stage which will be a full draft plan that includes site allocations and detailed policies. 


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Planning Policy Changes and Consultation