Arts centre’s plans probed

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COUNCILLORS are to visit a Sheffield arts centre to investigate claims the owner is breaching the terms of his planning consent.

John Clark, owner of Bank Street Arts, which he markets as a gallery and cross-disciplinary arts centre, wants to knock down a bridge crossing his central courtyard and erect a new one slightly higher.

But at a meeting of a Sheffield Council planning committee, a neighbour said the new bridge would look right into his living room window.

Councillors agreed to defer a decision on the planning application until they have visited the site.

They will also investigate neighbours’ allegations that Bank Street is breaching the terms of its previous planning consent by not including disabled access or facilities.