Friends of the Loxley Valley

New Loxley valley township plans Get involved

Welcome to the Friends of the Loxley Valley website. We love the Loxley valley where we live. We’re also proud of the magnificent gateway it provides to the Peak District for thousands of people in north Sheffield and beyond.

Our aim is to help to care for the Loxley valley, to showcase its wonderful qualities, and when necessary to protect and defend it.

We are proud to continue the work of the former Loxley Valley Protection Society and its founder members, who worked steadfastly for many years to help to safeguard the valley.

If you’re visiting this website for the first time, you do so as the local community faces news of a proposed new development of up to 300 houses in the heart of the valley.

Developers have submitted an outline planning application to demolish the old Hepworth refractory works between Damflask and Rowell Lane and to replace them with a new township.

This will transform the scene that you see in the photograph below, and will mean eight years of construction work in the valley.

The plans are now due for consideration by Sheffield City Council. We think it’s vital that local people make their views known. If you want to know more, please see the detailed post on our news page:

The old refractory works, with Damflask and the national park moorland in the background

Please do stay in touch with us and drop by this website again from time to time to see how we’re getting on! In the meantime, you can also find our regular posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Peter Wood memorial plaque
This plaque is on a bench commemorating the work of Loxley Valley Protection Society founding member Peter Wood. The bench is on the bank of Damflask reservoir where Peter and his family loved to sit and relax.
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