Former Sheffield brewery to bite the dust in demolition

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Former historic brewery buildings in Sheffield are to be demolished to make room for regeneration after plans were approved.

Councillors unanimously agreed the proposals for the former Cannon Brewery on Rutland Road, in Neepsend, at Sheffield Council’s planning and highways committee yesterday.

The site on the edge of the Kelham Island Conservation Area was in use as a brewery from 1838 until the mid 1990s, but is now in a derelict state.

Robert Byran, planning consultant for the applicant, said after the meeting that the land could become a mixed use development once demolition was complete.

He said: “We are pleased that the plans have been agreed.

“We can go on now to marketing the site and looking into permission for the redevelopment.

“We are hoping for a mixed use scheme, we will be discussing that with planning officers.”

Reports for the meeting said that the site had been subject to vandalism and graffiti as well as weather damage.

Letters of representation had raised concerns about road closures required during the demolition and the impact on nearby businesses, including the popular Gardeners Rest pub, as well as residents.

Reports said that a condition to limit the hours of demolition to three weekends and a night shift was recommended.

“The time frame for disturbance will be limited, and will result in a wider and longer lasting benefit”, the report stated.