Decision due on plans for more student flats in Sheffield city centre

An artist's impression of a 972-bed student housing and shop complex on the site of former the Footprint Tools factory fronting Garden Street, Hollis Croft and White Croft, Sheffield. Photo: DLP Planning/Axis Architects
An artist's impression of a 972-bed student housing and shop complex on the site of former the Footprint Tools factory fronting Garden Street, Hollis Croft and White Croft, Sheffield. Photo: DLP Planning/Axis Architects
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More student flats could be approved in an area being transformed from an industrial hub into a residential campus.

On Tuesday councillors will decide whether or not to approve DLP Planning’s application to build a 972-bed student housing and shop complex on the site of former the Footprint Tools factory fronting Garden Street, Hollis Croft and White Croft.

The Footprint tools plant between Garden Street and Hollis Croft off Tenter Street, Sheffield

The Footprint tools plant between Garden Street and Hollis Croft off Tenter Street, Sheffield

According to a report to councillors the ‘comprehensive’ redevelopment is broken down into three smaller sites.

A north-south public path will be included within the development, which the report says will improve links which are ‘currently lacking’ withroads and movement being in an east-west direction along ‘steeply sloping’ streets.

The report adds: ‘The public link will vastly improve the permeability of the area and is a very positive aspect of the scheme, particularly in light of the wider regeneration taking place in the area.’

Council offices have recommended the plans be approved.

An application to build more flats and turn the nearby St Vincent’s Church into a teaching hub was submitted this week.

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