Planners say club expansion would ‘increase noise’

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A CITY centre nightclub is planning to expand into neighbouring premises which have been used as an art gallery.

But the scheme has met with objections due to potential late night noise from rowdy revellers.

Rock club Corporation, which is based in former industrial premises on Milton Street, wants to increase its capacity by using the art space.

It would allow the club to admit 1,446 revellers – an increase of 350.

The plans also include provision of a second entrance on Eldon Street.

But two people living in the surrounding area have objected due to late night noise.

And they fear if the club is allowed to admit more revellers it will make matters worse.

Another letter has been sent to Sheffield Council planners by the owner of a nearby business.

It says that the club should be made to take responsibility for clearing ‘vomit and broken glass’ from the street outside.

Sheffield Council planning officers have recommended that the scheme is refused permission when the council’s city centre, south and east planning board meets next week.

Although Corporation has carried out an assessment which found noise breakout from the building would ‘not be an issue’, planning officers highlighted the ‘increased potential for noise and disturbance’ from the ‘significantly-increased’ number of clubbers.

The final decision will be taken by planning board councillors when they meet on Monday.