School faces rejection

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PLans for a cookery school in Sheffield are set to be turned down after authorities said it would pose a threat to the local conservation area.

Chrissie Clarke Projects has applied for permission to build the three-storey school within the grounds of the Canton Orchard restaurant on Fulwood Road, Ranmoor.

The proposed school, which would employ 30 staff, would offer lessons on Chinese and Japanese cuisine and culture.

Plans were also submitted for four two-bedroom apartments above the school, which would replace the restaurant’s garage and outbuilding.

However, council officers, in a report to a Sheffield Council’s West and North planning committee said the school was too large and would be ‘harmful to the character and appearance of the area’.

They say the plans would detract from the architectural and historic interest of the site, which is located in the Ranmoor Conservation Area.

Members will rule on the application at their meeting tomorrow.