Housing plan for disused works

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AMBITIOUS plans for more than 100 luxury homes on the site of a partly-demolished industrial works in Kelham Island go before councillors on Monday.

Developers Sturgeon North Architects are seeking permission for 107 residential units at the former Green Lane Works, including one, two and three-bedroom dwellings.

There are also plans to provide 137 parking spaces, a cafe or bakery and 1,350 sq metres of creative arts space on the upper floors of Eagle Works, one of the remaining buildings on the site. The vacant site was last occupied by a company that manufactured clutch components.

According to the Sheffield Council planning report, a resident in nearby Brooklyn Works has made a representation, saying they were concerned some of the properties’ bedrooms would be too close to the street.

There is already existing planning consent on the site for 310 one and two-bedroom apartments, dating back to 2005.

The new homes would be built in a combination of houses and duplex apartments, in a range of four different house types.

It is expected that further development of Green Lane Works – which has a Grade II* listed entrance building – will be the subject of another application.

The City Centre, South and East Planning Board are recommended to grant conditional approval.