A frame of a cruck house before demolition
A frame of a cruck house before demolition

Green Councillor Douglas Johnson has lodged a planning objection to save a part of Sheffield’s heritage.

The comments are about a property developer’s plans to demolish Bennet Cottage, a medieval house in the beautiful Mayfield valley.

Douglas Johnson commented, “this house is based on a historic ‘cruck’ frame design, the traditional construction of mediaeval timber houses. It appears the developer has deliberately destroyed part of the heritage to avoid it becoming a listed building.”

“It is important for planners to stand up against developers who destroy our cultural heritage for their own profit, as happened in Bristol recently when developers destroyed an ornate Jacobean house the day before it was due to be listed, in order to build student flats.”

Download the Bennet Cottage planning objection (pdf)


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