Objections to new Sheffield store grow

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More than 60 objections to a new development which is feared to be a supermarket have been submitted.

Plans to change the Jet petrol station in Crosspool into a retail development were opposed because of the potential impact on independent traders nearby, and as it is the final petrol station on the way out of Sheffield.

Comments submitted to Sheffield Council also raise fears about the increase of traffic and lack of demand for another large chain.

One said: “I think it would be devastating for the local shops which would be very hard hit by the development, having the knock on effect of spoiling the community and friendly atmosphere that we have in Crosspool.”

Consultants for the application have said negotiations are continuing with potential tenants and are at an early stage.

Labour Crookes candidate Anne Murphy, and her party colleague Geoff Smith, met residents and said they ‘shared their concerns’ about the development.

They made representations to planners about the tight deadline for objections and said it has now been extended until June 2.