Housing and garage schemes approved

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THREE controversial planning applications have been approved by Sheffield Council despite objections.

The authority’s west and north planning board granted permission for Bradbury’s Haulage, at Yew Lane, Ecclesfield, to build a new garage and workshop for repair and maintenance of the company’s haulage vehicles.

It will replace an existing building erected without planning permission.

There were objections from eight surrounding residents due to close proximity to housing, and from Ecclesfield Conservation Group.

Meanwhile, the board also approved a scheme to build two houses on land on Brick Drive, Crookes.

The site already has permission for two conventional bungalows but 16 residents objected, protesting the houses would be too large.

Neighbours were also unhappy about removal of trees at the site, which they said was a wildlife haven.

The height of the proposed homes has been reduced.

Plans for two semi-detached homes at Westover Road, Sandygate, were also approved by the council.

Nine objections had been made on the grounds the proposal was ‘overdevelopment’ of the site and loss of a wildlife habitat.