Mappin Coffee House Sheffield: Historic building 'saved' from demolition for six months after notice served

The historic building said to be an important part of the Sheffield’s working-class history has been saved from demolition, according to a city councillor.
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Councillor Mazher Iqbal has revealed Sheffield City Council’s planning department has issued an Article 4 notice, which he said will legally protect the building from any planned demolition temporarily.

He told The Star: “It’s untouchable for six months… We are now preventing the much loved building from being demolished.”

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The news comes less than a week after Sheffield’s Heritage Champion, Coun Janet Ridler, asked the council to urgently approve the Article 4 notice. Coun Ridler stepped in after hearing a firm had applied for a fast-track demolition order, which potentially could have allowed them to knock down the building from April 6.

Coun Iqbal stated it was a “good news story for the city”. He added: “From the minute [Janet and I] found out we went and got something legal to stop it and it shows we are listening.”

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