Bid to build Tesco Express on site of former Sheffield garage set for approval

The proposed site of a new Tesco Express on Ecclesall Road South in Sheffeild.
The proposed site of a new Tesco Express on Ecclesall Road South in Sheffeild.
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Plans to build a convenience store on the site of a former garage in Sheffield could get the green light next week - despite a 2,750-strong petition and more than 100 objections.

Officers have recommended that Sheffield Council’s planning committee should approve the bid to knock down the old Parkhead Garage, on Ecclesall Road South, and open a Tesco Express.

It is the third attempt to open a store on the site.

Permission was refused for the second time in 2012 because of concerns about delivery lorries disrupting traffic on the main road.

However, in a report to a Town Hall meeting next Tuesday, officers say the proposed shop is ‘significantly smaller’ than in previous applications. The scheme also allows for lorries to pull off the road.

Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg has urged councillors to take residents’ concerns into consideration and local Liberal Democrat councillor Roger Davison is also opposed.