Bulldozers set to knock down Sheffield pub for supermarket

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Sheffield Council has granted planning permission for controversial proposals to bulldoze a Sheffield pub and replace it with a supermarket.

Sainsbury’s wants to knock down the disused Bradway Hotel, on Bradway Road, Bradway, and build a 400-square metre convenience store.

The scheme would include 14 parking spaces including two disabled bays.

A previous planning application by Sainsbury’s for the site was refused in July because the design of the new building was deemed inadequate to replace the pub, which was described as a building of ‘local merit and character’.

Revisions were made by Sainsbury’s to make the frontage ‘more prominent’ and incorporate glazing and reclaimed stone.

There were still five objections to the revised scheme, including one from Bradway Action Group, raising concerns about extra traffic and the loss of ‘a building which is an iconic part of Bradway’.

Opponents queried whether the store was needed.

Sheffield Council’s planning committee approved the scheme after officers said that while the loss of the pub was ‘regrettable’, it is not a listed building so there are no powers to protect it. Planning officers said impact on traffic would be ‘limited’.