Plans appeal public inquiry

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RESIDENTS have succeeded in their campaign for a public inquiry into plans to replace a single detached home with 14 flats in a Sheffield suburb.

More than 2,000 people objected to the development at 135 Dore Road, Dore, and it was rejected by Sheffield Council but developer Metropolitan Homes is appealing.

The Planning Inspectorate, which handles appeals, has responded to requests by residents and ward councillors for Dore and Totley who asked for the case to be considered in public.

Peter Lyne, of the Planning Inspectorate, said: “We have decided that a hearing is suitable in this case. The local planning authority will be notifying interested parties about the appeal within the next two weeks giving details of how they may participate in the process.”