‘Too small’ flats set for refusal by councillors

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PLANS for four flats and car parking spaces are set to be refused because the proposed site is too cramped.

Sheffield Council officers have recommended the proposal, for land at the rear of an existing terrace on Holme Lane, Hillsborough, ‘would constitute overdevelopment of a site of restricted dimensions’.

Planning officers added: “The proposed development would provide an insufficient amount of private amenity space for the occupants of existing flats and the proposed flats.”

A decision will be made at a meeting of Sheffield Council’s west and north planning board on Wednesday, January 2.

No public objections have been made to the project and the council has received two letters in favour.

One supporter said the proposed flats would ‘benefit the area and provide employment’ during construction.

The proposals submitted have been reduced in scale from original designs, which were for six flats.

Four parking spaces would be created.

But in their report, council planning officers said the proposals would create ‘unacceptable living conditions’.