Masterplan for Sheffield Moors

Members of the public are being invited to stop by and share their thoughts as the Sheffield Moors Partnership (SMP) takes its draft masterplan on the road at a series of “Moor Views Road shows” to be held from 18 September until mid-November 2012.

The road-shows mark the launch of the draft masterplan, a 15-year plan outlining the vision and actions for the Sheffield Moors area of the Peak District.

Developed with public involvement, the plan hopes to encourage a better connected rights of way network across the landscape and to restore and link successful habitats, to ultimately help people and wildlife move around the wider landscape with more ease.

The Sheffield Moors covers some 21 square miles including North Lees and Stanage, Burbage, Houndkirk and Hathersage Moors, Blacka Moor, Wyming Brook, Redmires, Longshaw, and Eastern Moors.

“We’re taking the plan out on the road as we want to know if we have got it right and if people share our vision,” explains Rita Whitcomb, SMP Project Officer. “The plan is very much in its draft stage and the partnership is keen to get as many views and comments as possible to help shape the final version.”

Copies of the draft masterplan will be available for visitors to read at the road shows and other locations in the area and it can also be viewed online at www.sheffieldmoors.co.uk, where people are encouraged put forward their views on the content of the draft plan via an on-line questionnaire.

Rita, along with other SMP partners, will be on hand to answer questions and give more information about the project at these drop-in sessions which will run between 11 – 3pm. The road shows will be held at a variety of car park locations in the Sheffield Moors area, including Upper Burbage, Stanage, Longshaw, Redmires, Wyming Brook, Curbar Gap, Padley Gorge and Blacka Moors. A full list of dates and further details can be found at www.sheffieldmoors.co.uk and via Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheffieldmoorspartnership) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/sheffield_moors).

If you would like more information about the road shows, the draft masterplan or the project itself, visit www.sheffieldmoors.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Rita Whitcomb on 01433 670905 or email rita.whitcomb@nationaltrust.org.uk.