Kelham Island and Neepsend has a unique collection of industrial buildings and other significant historical landmarks that tell the story of the area’s rich industrial past. It is part of what makes the neighbourhood so different and special. Whether it’s the magnificent old factory buildings such as Cornish Place or Brooklyn Works, now converted into homes, or the landmark sites such as The Chimney House, Kelham Island Brewery or Ball St bridge we’re sure everyone has their favourite building.
To inform the preparation of our Neighbourhood Plan, we commissioned heritage specials, Creative Heritage, to undertake a review of the Kelham Island Industrial Conservation Area boundary and to identify the non-designated heritage assets within it and the Neighbourhood Area. The results of this commission are shown below:
In addition to this evidence, the Neighbourhood Forum ran its first community exercise to see what buildings and features of Kelham Island and Neepsend people felt were important. This exercise, Kelham Heritage Month, ran during April 2021 and the feedback received can be seen below:
Going forward, the Neighbourhood Forum Steering Group has approved this heritage evidence at its meeting in August 2021 and it will now prepare a suite of policies for the Neighbourhood Plan to protect the heritage of Kelham Island and Neepsend.
The Neighbourhood Forum will use this evidence in discussions with Sheffield City Council about the Kelham Island Industrial Conservation Area and on other planning matters, such as planning applications affecting the conservation area and important buildings.
We will also use this evidence in general campaigns to protect the heritage of the Kelham Island and Neepsend Neighbourhood Area.
The goit - Kelham Island
River Don - Ball Street Bridge