Historic Sheffield chapel set to be converted into apartments

Councillors will consider plans to convert a historic chapel into eight apartments at a meeting next week.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 4:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 4:21 pm
Sheffield Town Hall

Developers want to convert the Ebenezer Chapel, in South Road, Walkley, into an apartment complex, and remove student accommodation on the ground floor of the site.

They are also applying to remove the chapel's organ, pulpit, and partially remove a first-floor balcony.

"The Ebenezer Chapel building is currently vacant, the ground floor of the building having last been used for student living accommodation," the planning report states.

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"The building is two-storey, stone faced with a slated ridged roof. Its primary frontage faces onto South Road. Its ground floor level is slightly raised above the South Road frontage.

"The building is sited close to the road frontages behind stone boundarywalls and has a narrow yard on its northwestern side. The building is a grade IIlisted."

Members of Sheffield City Council planning and highways committee approved the development with conditions when they met on Tuesday, May 1.