Background Information - Mercia
- The Mercia site in Dore, Sheffield is a brownfield site.
- Merica is a site covering 2.48 hectares.
- It used to have a block of King Ecgbert School built on it.
- Persimmon homes planned 106 dwellings,but were rejected in 2006.
- They first suggested building 108 houses but revised it.
- In 2013, the council proposed a plan for 65 homes.
- This plan was adjusted to fit with peoples concerns and opinions.
- Parties involved :
- Sheffield City Council
- Dore Primary School
- Sheffield Wildlife Trust
- Local people (living on Furniss Ave.)
- (Persimmon homes)
Different Attitudes Of Those Involved - Mercia
Dore Village Society
- Were worried about parking issues on Furniss Avenue.
- Also concerned the dwellings would not be built to a high enough standard.
- Since the new plans by the council, they have been less concerned by the plans.
- They want to produce something that will earn them a lot of money.
- They also want to build on brownfield sites rather than pushing the green belt further out.
Dore Primary School
- Thought it would be unsafe for the children to have so many overlooking houses.
Sheffield Wildlife Trust
- New habitats have formed on the iste since the school was bulldozed.
- They are worried for the new bat inhabitants.
How Is It Being Resolved - Mercia
The planning application was refused in 2006 for not being well enough thought out.
- 160 letters were sent against the original plans.
- They restricted the number of houses available to build to 23 per hectare.
- There are 2.48 hectares, which approx. equates to 65 homes in total.
- They would need to build spped bumps to deal with increased traffic flow.
- Although the Council say there would be no need for any additional traffic management.
- The Council have stated that they are going to try to build high quality housing.
They are currently waiting for a contractor to take up the plans and build the 65 homes on the site.