Riverside to be revitalised

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A RUNDOWN riverbank on the edge of Sheffield city centre looks set to be revitalised into a new public park.

Sheffield Council is planning to transform empty land between Nursery Street and the River Don in a scheme which would also improve flood defences.

The plans are a scaled-down version of an earlier scheme, which involved closing the road and creating a stepped park down to the water’s edge.

Businesses on the Wicker were initially angered when the scale of the project was reduced, as the revised plans included a concrete wall along the bank.

But further changes mean a brick wall will be constructed instead.

The plans were set to be approved by the city centre, south and east planning board today.