Proposals to convert Sheffield carpet shop opposed

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PLANS to convert the upper floors of a carpet shop in a Sheffield community into three multiple-occupancy homes are to be considered by councillors.

Nineteen letters have been sent by residents against the plans on Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, along with objections from Stocksbridge Town Council and Sheffield Council members

The application will be determined at a meeting of the Sheffield Council’s west and north planning committee on Tuesday.

Opponents believe each home would be ‘cramped’ with six bedrooms, adding that the surrounding area is family homes and the multi-occupancy homes would be ‘harmful’ to the area.

Residents also fear the homes could be used as a bail hostel.

Sheffield Council planning officers are recommending approval and say the development would not affect neighbouring residents.

Separate plans for five homes on the site of a redundant reservoir on Carsick Hill Road, Carsick, are also set to be approved by committee members – despite 16 letters of objection.

Residents opposing the plan are unhappy about the loss of green space and believe ‘too many’ homes are proposed for the site.