Green light for plans to redevelop Sheffield University’s Tapton hall of residence

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Plans to develop a former Sheffield University students’ residence have been approved this afternoon – despite anger at a lack of affordable housing.

Sheffield University’s proposal for 63 houses and 34 apartments on the site of the former Tapton hall of residence, had drawn criticism from community groups and neighbours.

Concerns were raised over the lack of cheaper housing, its choice of red-brick walls and the extra traffic the Crookes scheme will generate.

 

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