House plans for listed site

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COUNCILLORS will today decide whether to approve plans to transform a former paper mill outside Sheffield into three homes.

Planning officers have recommended Sheffield Council’s north and west planning board grant planning permission for the scheme at Olive House Works on Black Lane, Loxley.

The plans for the grade-two listed building have sparked objections from six neighbours.

The Loxley Valley Protection Society, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the Hillsborough and District Preservation Trust have all also voiced concerns.

Objectors say the plans do not recognise the historical importance of the 19th-century building and constitute an overdevelopment of a green belt site.

But planning officers argue the scheme secures the future of the site.