Sheffield closing doors to business

Proposed Next Home store

Proposed Next Home store

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THE boss of retail giant Next has accused Sheffield Council of ‘closing its doors for business’ - as it launches an appeal against refusal of planning permission for a new homeware store at Meadowhall.

The company’s chief executive Lord Simon Wolfson said the store, on a derelict site off Meadowhall Way, would have been the largest Next Home store of its kind, and ‘brought customers to Sheffield from far and wide’ as well as creating 125 jobs.

But the council decided the development could risk planned investment in the city centre on The Moor and in the planned Sevenstone retail quarter.


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