Plans to convert former Sheffield car showroom into offices

Sheffield Council officers have recommended plans to develop a former car showroom into offices for approval.
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If approved by the planning and highways committee on Tuesday, the former Gilders car dealership site on 1 Ecclesall Road South will be further transformed.

It would include the use of both of its levels and there would be work to fully internalise the partly open space on the ground floor.

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In total, 797 sqm of office space would be provided and the work would utilise the car parking at the ex-workshop’s bottom level.

The former car showroom could be converted into officesThe former car showroom could be converted into offices
The former car showroom could be converted into offices

In a report, council officers said it should be granted conditionally, adding: “The application relates to an ex-car showroom building, which forms part of a larger site. The application seeks permission to allow the building to be used as office space.

“The proposal would be considered to provide adequate off-street parking, and to avoid any significant detrimental impacts on the local highway network.

“The proposal would safeguard living conditions of surrounding neighbouring occupiers, and the residential character of the locality would not be lessened.

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“The scheme would be capable of providing satisfactory arrangements in access and mobility terms.

“Overall, the scheme is considered to meet the requirements of the relevant local and national planning policies. Consequently, the scheme is considered acceptable and conditional approval is therefore recommended.”

But there were seven representations made across two rounds of consultation, from three addresses.

This included councillors Alison Teal and Barbara Masters and the Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group.

Concerns raised included parking, traffic and road safety.

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