Labour councillors have revealed that their petition against the planning application for Staindrop Lodge by Fairhome Group PLC has now passed 1,000 signatures.

As of this week the total number of signatures stands at 1,272, and local residents are urged to sign the petition if they haven’t already.

Labour Councillors Andy Bainbridge and Adam Hurst started the petition after concerns about the proposals were raised by constituents. Their petition states that “the private application is wholly inadequate for our area and will not address the support needs of the highly vulnerable residents it would serve”.

Residents can still sign the petition by visiting-

This petition will then be presented to the Council’s Planning Committee calling for the rejection of the application. This meeting is expected to take place late May.

Councillor Andy Bainbridge, Labour Councillor for East Ecclesfield, said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who has signed our petition objecting to these proposals. This is one of the biggest petitions in the area I’ve seen since I became a local councillor, and I think it reflects the local feeling about how inappropriate these proposals are.”

“We understand the concerns raised about the situation with Staindrop Lodge, and are determined to find a future solution which meets the needs of the local community.

Councillor Adam Hurst, Labour Councillor for West Ecclesfield said:

“Many constituents have raised concerns with me about these proposals and the number of signatures is nearing one and half thousand. I would urge anyone who has concerns about this application to please sign the petition as it is still open.

“I’m grateful to all of those who have signed and we will take this petition to Sheffield Council’s Planning Committee. Hopefully we can get this appalling planning application rejected”.

The Petition is as follows:

We the undersigned wish to formally object to the planning application from Fairhome Group PLC regarding the proposals for Staindrop Lodge. The grounds of our objection are that

  1. We believe the proposed extension to the premises and the subsequent lack of a clear lettings policy of the Fairhome Group does not address the support needs of the highly vulnerable residents they aim to attract, or the concerns of the Local councillors or residents
  2. That any application should have a detailed brief as to exactly the commercial operation of its intended use and that the planners would, therefore, be able to look at what restrictions would be needed to not affect the Local community, safeguards put in place and also the need for Doctors, Schools and other services needed for the scale of development and the possible residents.
  3. That the actual site is not suitable for an extension on the scale of the proposal being so closely sited to a major residential area
  4. That with the number of rooms being proposed, it would have implications on the road networks around the site and have an unwarranted impact on Local residents
Staindrop Lodge hotel
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