A NINE-year battle to stop a site in a residential area of Sheffield being used as an illegal scrapyard has come to a head with an enforcement notice issued against the operators.
Sheffield Council officials first became aware in 2002 that the site, off Elmview Road, Wincobank, was being used as a breaker’s yard and for storing vehicle parts without planning permission.
Residents have made repeated complaints about noise and disturbance from the site, which contains large metal storage containers with vehicle parts on the roof.
A report to the council’s city centre, south and east planning board, which has issued the notice, said: “The occupier has given verbal assurances that his business is set to be relocated to new, purpose-built premises at Effingham Road, however the unauthorised use continues.”
Officers say the site should not be used as a breaker’s yard in a residential area. Now the illegal use must stop or the operator could face prosecution.