A DEMAND has been made to Sheffield Council to provide more information about a controversial planning application to convert part of a carpet shop into flats following fears that it may be used as a bail hostel.
Coun Jack Clarkson, of Stocksbridge Town Council, spoke in a meeting where he voiced concerns about the planning application for the development on Manchester Road, Stocksbridge.
Coun Clarkson, a former police inspector, said the application was to develop 11 flats in the building with shared toilets and kitchens.
He said: “This application seems unusual because normally flats or bedsits would have their own facilities. There are rumours it is going to be used as a bail hostel.”