Residents aim for a bigger voice

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Residents and people who work in south west Sheffield meet on Tuesday as part of plans to give them more influence in the future of the area.

The proposed Neighbourhood Planning Forum would set out a vision for an area bounded by Crookes Valley Park, Ranmoor, Crookesmoor and Glossop Road, taking advantage of the Government’s Localism Act.

Called BBEST, which stands for Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton, it aims to help set guidelines for development and secure funds for projects. The group holds its annual general meeting at Broomhill Beacon Methodist Church in Fulwood Road from 6pm to 7.30pm. Contact information@BBEST.org.uk.

Meanwhile Dore Village Society has applied to become a Neighbourhood Forum and to develop a neighbourhood plan to influence decisions by Sheffield City Council and the Peak District National Park Authority.

The applications can be viewed online and at Totley Library in Baslow Road and Howden House in Union Street in the city centre.

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