Artist's impression of  Ikea's Meadowhall outlet.

Artist's impression of Ikea's Meadowhall outlet.

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Sheffield looks set to get its long-awaited Ikea at last - as planners say proposals for a £60m store in the city should be approved.

The massive shop, earmarked for the old Tinsley Wire site in Carbrook, would be a ‘considerable asset’ to Sheffield, boosting the local economy, providing 700 jobs and attracting extra visitors, according to a report to the council’s planning committee.

While officers admit the development will add to pollution, cause traffic congestion to worsen at busy times, and have a ‘marginal detrimental impact’ on city centre trade, the huge benefits of an Ikea have finally tipped the balance in the Swedish furniture giant’s favour.


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