New flats planned on site of former primary school

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A former school in Sheffield is set to be turned into flats under new plans.

The old Grenoside Primary building, on Norfolk Hill in Grenoside, will be converted and extended to form 13 apartments. A car park will also be provided for residents.

The Victorian classrooms have been empty since the school moved into a modern building nearby 10 years ago.

A statement to planners by Self Architects, on behalf of developer Aries Properties, said: “The proposal will restore and renew the current buildings which have lain empty for some time.

“We believe the proposed development preserves the character of the existing buildings and further development is sympathetic to them.”

The company added: “By bringing the former school back into use it will have a positive contribution to the character of Grenoside.

“It will also restore important buildings, which will improve the character of the area.”

The architects continued: “The site’s prominent location means the development will be supported by the existing infrastructure in the village, including good public transport links. New residents will also support local businesses and help to ensure Grenoside remains a thriving place to live.”

Council planning officers will prepare a report before a final decision is made.