Developers submit plans to build 49 homes near Sheffield park

Developers want to build 49 properties near to High Hazels Park in Darnall
Developers want to build 49 properties near to High Hazels Park in Darnall
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Developers have submitted plans to build 49 properties on land bordering a Sheffield park.

E Grant Developments Ltd want to build a mixture of two, three and four bedroom houses alongside 24 two-bed flats on land off Infield Lane next to High Hazels Park in Darnall.

The site, stretching from Greenland Road right outwards the park is a mixture of brownfield and greenfield land which developers say will significantly contribute to Sheffield Council's house building target of 1,425 properties per year until 2026.

Land the developers want to build on is said to be a 'fly-tipping hot spot' and a former allotment space - many of which are no longer in use.

A access road from Infield Lane will be called High Hazels Park Road.

The houses will border the park boundary but developers stressed there will be a natural buffer from the site.

A report submitted to the council said: "Green belt land, which takes the form of High Hazels Park, is positioned to the south of the site. Some of the proposed dwellings will overlook the park.

"Both new and existing trees will partially screen the dwelling houses and they will not appear prominent in the skyline.

"A new road with access paths into the park will form a natural buffer between the development and the green space."

Car parking are said to be provided throughout the site in the form of courtyard parking areas and private driveways. Each dwelling house will be provided with a minimum of two vehicle parking spaces.

Paul Campbell, chair of the Friends of High Hazel Park was encouraged by the scheme.

He said: "It should improve the look of the park from that side,as long as the trees on the boundary are pruned sympathetically,and also improve security.

"Best of all, potential new members for the Friends group, they'll certainly be getting a leaflet through the letterbox.

"My only concern is there was a fairly long consultation process last time, this latest plan seems to have been sprung on us rather quickly. I do hope it all works out though."

The plans will go to Sheffield Council planning officers who then make a recommendation to councillors on a committee at a later date.