The council vote tomorrow (17th Dec) on whether to allow Sheffield University to erase an important part of Sheffield's Heritage. The planning officer 'recommends' to demolish the Grade II listed Edwardian Wing of Jessop Hospital, this despite two of the Council's own advisory panels criticising these proposals. -(Shefffield Conservation Advisory Group and Sheffield Sustainable Development and Design Panel). (see attached)
The University have aggressively spread a number of false assumptions surrounding this issue, in particular the insidious claim that the building is of lowly architectural and historical merit. Both old Jessop Hospital buildings were listed as one item by English Heritage. Of course if the University really believed their propaganda they would have applied for the Edwardian building to be de-listed They haven't.
All official bodies consulted have objected, see here
More info, how to sign the council website petition here - but this must be done today Sunday 16th December.
The (public) council meeting is at 2pm on Monday 17th Dec, Sheffield Town Hall - so only days now to voice your objection online. Please spare a minute to find out more and how you can submit an official objection online to the council. The University have wheeled out everyone they can, now it is time for people power to kick in. Please do it. If you have time please email your councillors - they need to hear there will be a public outcry if this building is demolished