Sheffield Council plans to demolish supermarket to build new affordable apartments
Sheffield Council is planning to demolish a vacant Co-operative food shop to build a dozen new social housing apartments.
Housing services at the council submitted the plans to knock down the former Co-operative at 260 Derbyshire Lane, Norton Lees, to make way for a four-storey block of 13 new apartments with car parking, bike storage and associated works.
The site recently became vacant when the shop moved to a new location nearby at 229 Derbyshire Lane.
In a statement provided with the plans, housing services said the aim is to create more affordable housing.
It added: “The scheme achieves sustainable growth within the existing context that allows all residents within with suitable amenities.
“The proposed site is situated in a sustainable location with access to local amenities located in Norton Lees and Norton Woodhouse area or by a journey of just over 3.5 miles into Sheffield and the wider surrounding area.
“The proposed development has good links to local transport routes.”
The block would be made up of eight one-bedroom flats, three two-bedroom flats and one two bedroom flat with wheelchair access and one one-bed flat with wheelchair access.
So far there have been 67 representations made from members of the public, 66 of which are objections.
Concerns raised include that it is out of keeping with the surrounding area, too tall and will add to parking problems.
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