Historic path to be closed

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COUNCILLORS have been asked to authorise the closure of a historic right of way in Sheffield city centre.

Jew Lane, a narrow alley linking Fitzalan Square to Commercial Street, was a busy street in the 19th century linking the old Swine Market to Barker’s Hill and Pond Street.

The formation of Fitzalan Square in 1881 destroyed most of Jew Lane, and now all that remains is a dark alleyway.

London-based developers Archspace, who are turning a house in Jew Lane into flats, need the passage to be closed to the public to meet planning requirements. Highways officers are backing the closure.