This is what developers want to do with former Sheffield swimming baths

Developers are planning to transform an old swimming baths that served a Sheffield community for over half a century into 11 new homes, after a change in plans.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 4:37 pm

Rotherham-based Eyre Investments with the help of Urban Town Planning want to take over Chapeltown Baths, on Burncross Road, and put 11 family houses in its place.

They would be a mix of three and four bedroom houses with car parking and gardens. The applicants say they will have ‘generous living space’ and most will have private garages too.

Permission was already granted for 38 apartments but the applicants have since changed their minds.

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Chapeltown Baths

Chris Carr Architects said in a statement: "The site, which is currently derelict and unused, was, prior to its demolition, the site of the Chapeltown Baths.

“There have been numerous apartment blocks built in Chapeltown during recent years and there are a number of other similar proposals for the area.

“The applicants have re-visited their development appraisal for the site and believe that the market is already well supplied with apartments and that there is currently a healthy demand for traditional family houses.”

Four neighbours wrote to Sheffield Council to comment on the plans and most agreed the new proposals were an improvement.

Two people said the number of beds per home was not ‘sustainable’ and did not provide opportunity for young people to buy a new build

Others raised issues about traffic and road safety.

The baths ran for 55 years before falling into a state of disrepair. They closed in 2016 and were subsequently demolished in 2018.