Developer given 14 days to clear up this eyesore

tipram'fly tipping at 135 Dore Road
tipram'fly tipping at 135 Dore Road
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A DEVELOPER has been given 14 days to clear piles of rubbish dumped outside a house which has been earmarked for controversial new flats.

Sheffield Council has told Metropolitan Homes it must remove the items - ranging from building rubble and old toilets to an old sofa - from around the property on Dore Road, Dore.

Neighbouring residents have been angered by the state of the site and complained to the council.

Former city councillor Anne Smith, who lives a few doors away, said: “This site is a disgraceful tip.

“If it was the garden of a council house I am sure the tenant would be asked to clear it up or move out.

“There are old settees, old toilets and all kinds of furniture amid the general rubble.

“Tips like this attract vermin and the weather in January and February can be extreme. If we have high winds it could become a very dangerous place.”

Sheffield Council head of planning David Caulfield said: “We have met with the developer of this site and agreed the area will be cleared within the next 14 days. I’m glad we’ve been able to find a resolution for the local community.”

Metropolitan Homes, which is planning to knock down the existing house and build either eight detached homes or 14 apartments, was unavailable for comment.

The two sets of proposals, which have attracted more than 1,000 objections, are to be considered by a Sheffield Council planning board on February 6.