Final chance for comments about future development

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People wanting to comment on a blueprint for the future development of Sheffield – including controversial plans for housing on green spaces – have been given longer to have their say.

The deadline for final comments on the Sheffield Local Plan has been extended by six weeks to 5pm on Friday, September 6.

Proposals outlined in the document include sites for 11,000 homes, 11 hectares of land allocated for offices and 172 hectares for commercial uses.

Most of the new housing is earmarked for ‘brownfield’ land, which has previously been developed.

However, green spaces in areas, including Woodhouse and Worrall have been allocated for up to 800 homes.

A council spokeswoman said: “Final comments on these detailed policies and proposals will be considered prior to the documents being submitted to the Government for approval later in the year.

People can view the local plan on Sheffield Council’s website at www.sheffield.gov.uk/localplanconsult

Copies of the documents can also be inspected at council First Point offices and libraries across the city during usual opening hours until the end of the consultation period.