Sheffield city centre apartments plan up for approval

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Proposals to demolish a former university building and put up a block of more than 70 apartments are up for approval at a council meeting next week.

Developers want to knock down Minalloy House - the former Sheffield University journalism department on Regent Street in the city centre - and create 72 one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom flat in a seven-storey building.

Originally an application was lodged for an eight-storey building with 85 apartments.

Recommending approval, planning officers said: “The proposed development is considered to be an appropriate re-use of the site given its edge of campus position. It is considered that the proposals do not cause significant harm to the amenities of the occupants of neighbouring residential properties and that suburban levels of privacy are not achievable in such an urban setting.”