New flats plan for former Tesco row plot in Sheffield

A planning application has been submitted to build 12 apartments on the derelict site of a former garage on Springvale Road, Commonside.

A planning application has been submitted to build 12 apartments on the derelict site of a former garage on Springvale Road, Commonside.

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Fresh plans to develop a corner plot of land with flats have been submitted – years after controversial proposals for a Tesco store were rejected.

The plans a store on Springvale Road in Commonside came ended after a public inquiry in 2010, which dismissed an appeal against Sheffield Council’s decision to reject the scheme over road safety, parking and noise concerns.

Many residents objected to the store proposal for the former Hollies petrol station – which was knocked down 10 years ago - because of traffic and parking concerns.

Plans submitted to Sheffield Council are for 12 apartments, basement parking and a landscaped courtyard.

Some residents have welcomed the idea of the land being developed into housing but others have voiced highways concerns.

Dr Hilary Reed said in an objection to the council: “Whilst I would like to see this land developed for housing my concern is the size, height, appearance of the building as well as the addition of a driveway for the car park on this incredibly dangerous corner.

“I have witnessed several accidents on this corner involving cars and bicycles. The problem is that traffic comes from five different directions.”

Chris Jennings wrote: “Our biggest concern is the effect on parking. This location already has parking issues, to the extent that people fairly often block our drive.

“Parked cars already tend to make the awkward five-way junction more congested and hazardous.”

Beauchief Homes Limited is behind the plans.

Documents submitted to the council say the site is in a ‘sustainable’ location, building height is in keeping with the area and 12 parking spaces will give residents ‘sufficient’ space. The project will redevelop a ‘vacant brownfield site that is adding nothing to the economy’ and boost employment.

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