Dozens of new homes planned in Sheffield suburb

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PLANS for 64 new homes plus business units in a Sheffield suburb are set to be approved.

The project involves building 44 houses, including family properties, and 20 apartments, three business units, car parking and landscaping on land at Infield Lane, Britannia Road and Catcliffe Road, Darnall.

Sheffield Council’s city centre south and east planning board has been recommended to approve the scheme at its meeting next Monday.

The site is largely derelict land where previous buildings have been demolished, which include the old Britannia pub, smallholdings and industry.

One large industrial unit still stands in the northern section of the site, which borders High Hazels Park and allotments.

Two objections have been made, one from a resident of Senior Road, who is unhappy about the height of some buildings proposed, which would be three storeys.

The second nearby resident is unhappy that the main access will be from Catcliffe Road, which becomes ‘extremely bad’ in the winter.

In a report to councillors, planning officers said: “The proposed scheme demonstrates a high level of design quality, which compliments the surrounding character.

“There is a suitable amount of parking.”

The applicant is also set to pay £306,878 towards improving school capacity in the area.

A further £92,000 is being paid by the developers towards improvement of open space around the Darnall area.