Sheffield school expansion plans agreed

Hallam Primary School.
Hallam Primary School.
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A Sheffield primary school will be expanded to cater for more pupils after plans were approved by councillors.

The proposals for Hallam Primary School in Lodge Moor were given the go ahead despite concerns raised by residents over ‘hazardous traffic’.

Now parts of the school can be demolished, with alterations and extensions made to provide more classrooms, car parking and play areas.

Sheffield Council submitted the plans so the school could become a three-form entry school rather than a two-form to cater for a ‘population expansion’ in the Hallam area.

But 27 objections were received to the plans.

They said extra traffic would exacerbate parking problems and overcrowding on Hallam Grange Crescent where the school is.

One said: “A hazardous situation can only get worse if plans are not revised to increase some on-site parking and some enforceable measures put in place to reduce traffic volume.”

Car parking spaces will increase from 20 to 35 at the school and a new path will be provided so pupils can walk to school.

Councillors approved the plans at Tuesday’s planning and highways committee meeting.