School allowed to play music despite protest

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PLANNING permission has been granted for a Sheffield school to put on amplified music – despite complaints from neighbours.

Residents were upset about noise from events including a prize day and summer ball at Mylnhurst Preparatory School, Ecclesall.

The school had been subject of a planning condition not to put on amplified music – and people living nearby had complained that noise from the events was in breach of the rule.

But Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board has granted permission for a change to the school’s planning conditions to allow amplified music.

However, the change is subject of conditions including use of amplified sound within the building only, with use of a council-approved noise limiting device to prevent sound exceeding certain levels.

Some 46 letters of objection had been sent to the council, but the school said events such as the prize day and ball were only a small number of times a year.

The school is also allowed to play music at a low level within its gym and pool.