Following pressure from the Sheffield City Council Liberal Democrat group, the Labour council has extended the consultation on the new Sheffield Plan until the 15th January 2016.
The consultation on the new Sheffield Plan (The Sheffield Plan: Citywide Options for Growth to 2034) had begun 11th November, but it was 6 days into the consultation before the council published all of the key documents, such as the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).
The Liberal Democrats were also concerned with the consultation taking place in the run up to Christmas, ending on the 23rd December, that people would be unaware it was happening or too busy to take part.
Cllr Penny Baker, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Sheffield City Council said
‘This is such an important consultation that will shape the future of our city so I’m pleased the Labour council have realised that the original proposed consultation period was far too short and at an inconvenient time in the run up to Christmas’
‘Maybe the Labour Councillors are finally realising the importance of consultation after the recent disaster with the cuts to the bus services.’
To take part in the consultation go to www.sheffield.gov.uk/sheffieldplan