Cabinet member intervenes to halt any action on roadside garden until there is a “common-sense way forward”

Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Development has stepped in to ensure that no current action is taken on the flowerbeds on Hollin House Lane, Loxley, and has called for a “common-sense way forward”.

The council’s original decision was taken as a result of a complaint being lodged, but following concerns raised by the couple Cllr Scott saw fit to put any council decision pertaining to this on hold until a suitable solution can be reached.

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Development and Transport at SCC, said:

“The displays look absolutely great. This issue has come about because a local resident complained they were restricting access. I’m sure the officer’s decision to take action was made with the best of intentions.

“I’ve told the department that we need to think again and find a common-sense way forward. I hope to meet with Mr and Mrs Williams in the near future and I can assure them that no action will be taken until those discussions have taken place.”