Chance to have say on Ikea plans

The former Tinsley Wire site on Sheffield Road where plans are going forward for a new Ikea store
The former Tinsley Wire site on Sheffield Road where plans are going forward for a new Ikea store
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Have your say

Members of the public are being invited to comment on the plans for a giant Ikea store in Sheffield.

The Swedish furniture chain wants to build a £60 million store on the former Betafence and Tinsley Wire works off Sheffield Road, Carbrook.

Among those who have commented so far on the planning application to Sheffield Council are Phillip Snell, of Norfolk Park.

He said: “Sheffield Council should grant permission for this development without hesitation.

“It will bring much-needed jobs to Sheffield and enhance the city’s overall reputation.

“It will also have a positive environmental impact, as people will no longer need to travel to Leeds or Nottingham, saving on carbon emissions.

“Do not lose your chance to prove that Sheffield is a world class city that attracts world class companies.”

Another resident also backed the plan, which could create up to 700 jobs.

Rob Prior, of Broomhill, added: “Sheffield needs to welcome investment.

“A store such as Ikea poses no threat to our city centre especially as the developer for the Sevenstone project has kept our council dangling for eight years about if and when it might start.

“Ikea offers jobs.

“It has consulted, and gained overwhelming support.”

n To comment on the planning application online, visit www.sheffield.gov.uk and search for application 13/01682/FUL.