Charity wins flats approval

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ST WILFRID’s centre for homeless and vulnerable people has been granted planning permission to build accommodation for its clients.

The charity, based on Queens Road, is proposing a block which will house up to 53 people in a combination of single-bed apartments and shared flats.

The new four-storey building, approved by members of Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board, will be created on land adjoining the existing centre at the corner of Queens Road and St Wilfrid’s Road.

The site is currently derelict and previously housed a petrol filling station.

The new block will also include a ground-floor common room, laundry and facilities for support staff.

New tree planting and a boundary wall are also included in the plans.

Two objections were made from neighbouring residents who said the building would be too tall.