Restoration for historic chapel

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A HISTORIC chapel in a state of ‘near dereliction’ could be rescued and converted into two houses.

Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board will consider the proposals for the Grade II listed former Anglican Chapel at Sheffield’s General Cemetery, off Cemetery Road, at a meeting on Monday.

Planning officers are recommending the development for approval.

But concerns have been raised about some aspects of the scheme. Five letters of objection have been submitted, protesting about solar panels and skylights on the roof, and extra parking spaces.

One person called for the building to be restored for public use.

English Heritage supported restoration but objected to creation of ‘inappropriate’ domestic gardens outside.