Further student flats proposals

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PLANS for 24 student flats plus ground-floor offices and a basement car park are set to be approved.

Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board has been recommended to grant permission for the scheme at a derelict site on Rockingham Street, when it meets on Monday.

Planning officials say the scheme is acceptable although its ‘scale and massing exceeds guidance’ because they say it will not harm the surrounding area.

Sheffield University has objected because residential accommodation may affect current and future use of its Sir Robert Hadfield Building, home to chemical and engineering processes which create fumes and noise.