Appeal lodged in the latest twist to development saga

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An appeal has been lodged by a developer after it was refused planning permission for 14 flats on the site of a single house.

The move is the latest twist in a long-running saga surrounding the future of a former detached house at 135 Dore Road, Dore.

Residents have been fighting plans by developer Metropolitan Homes twice in recent years - with 2,500 people signing petitions before applications were refused by Sheffield Council.

Paul Millington and Aubrey Read, who live close to the site, are urging people to make their views known to the Planning Inspectorate, which will consider an appeal against the latest refusal.

Metropolitan Homes wants to build 14 apartments.

Mr Millington and Mr Read said: “The revised scheme, which features two glass towers, was unanimously turned down by the planning committee in April primarily due to excessive scale. Residents cited further issues such as density, traffic safety, loss of amenity, and inadequate drainage.”

People with views on the scheme - reference APP/J4423/A/13/2207982 - should email enquiries@planning-inspectorate.gsi.gov.uk or write to The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN.