Objections to sale of Sheffield park cottage

Cobnar Cottage, Cobnar Road, Sheffield.
Cobnar Cottage, Cobnar Road, Sheffield.
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Objections to the sale of a 17th century cottage at Sheffield’s Graves Park will go before council chiefs tomorrow.

Campaigners fought to stop the sale of Cobnar Cottage, Cobnar Road, Woodseats, and prepared alternative proposals – but were told last year that the sale would go ahead.

Reports to councillors ahead of Sheffield Council’s cabinet meeting at 2pm tomorrow show that more objections have been received since a public notice of the decision to sell was issued in January.

Residents fear the sale will lead to more parts of the park being disposed of and also claim it is in breach of covenants imposed on Graves Park – both of which the council says is incorrect.

One resident wrote: “This land belongs to the people of Sheffield and is not for sale.”

However the cabinet recommendation is that, despite objections, chiefs authorise an application to the Charity Commission for a formal scheme to dispose of the cottage and invest money in improving the facilities in Graves Park.