Garden plan is approved

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FOUR new homes are to be built in the back garden of a house in a Sheffield suburb.

Councillors have granted planning permission for the development on a long garden behind a house on High Street, Beighton, which will be retained.

Council officers, who had recommended approval, said the garden is currently overgrown with dilapidated buildings.

The new homes, three with three bedrooms and one with four, each have parking space and rear gardens.

A driveway would be built from High Street down the side of the house to access the new properties.

Planning permission was granted despite six objections from neighbours unhappy about the impact of the development on the character of the area.

They feared the new homes would overlook adjacent gardens, block sunlight and reduce the market value of surrounding properties.