Extension bid for flats plans

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PROTESTERS seem set to have lost their battle against a development in a Sheffield suburb.

Plans to replace a garage with a new three and four-storey building including 10 flats were given the go-ahead in 2008.

But permission is set to run out and the applicant wants longer to build the scheme.

Seven letters and a 54-signature petition against the scheme, on Ashgate Road, Broomhill, have been sent to Sheffield Council.

The proposed building was also going to house the suburb’s new library on the ground floor but Sheffield Council is now looking at a site on Peel Street.

Opponents are unhappy about ‘insufficient’ parking and the ‘scale’ of the building.

But council planning officers are recommending the application to extend validity of the planning permission by a further three years is because ‘no material changes’ have been made to the proposals.

The proposal will be considered at by Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board on Monday.