Plan to turn Sheffield nursing home into kids day centre approved

Brierley Fields, Abbey Brook Drive. Picture: Andrew Roe
Brierley Fields, Abbey Brook Drive. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A former nursing home will be turned into a children’s day centre.

Sheffield Council has approved Roger Bell’s application to convert the former Brierley Fields building in Abbey Drive, Chancet Wood.

Mr Bell wants to use it as a day centre with space for up to 90 children.

External alterations will be minimal, limited to a new timber fence around the rear play area and matting across the ground outside.

Some concerns were raised about the potential disturbance towards elderly residents living nearby.

But planning officers decided the new fence and floor matting, along with the daytime opening hours, would do enough to mitigate any noise created by the day centre.

The property was put up for auction at a Mark Jenkinson & Sons event at Bramall Lane in September, and eventually sold for £385,000 - well above the £150,000 guide price.

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