New Lidl and Aldi, Yorkshire's tallest tower and natural burial ground are among the Sheffield developments to be decided on today
Yorkshire’s tallest tower, two new supermarkets and a natural burial ground are just some of the plans Sheffield councillors will discuss at a marathon meeting today.
The planning board has one of its busiest agendas ever with a number of significant schemes in the city centre, Penistone Road, Malin Bridge, Stannington, Lodge Moor, Fulwood and Cemetery Road.
The biggest one - literally - is a 38 storey tower with more than 1,200 rooms planned at Rockingham Street.
The new landmark building would be Sheffield and Yorkshire’s tallest building at 117m - a full 5m taller than Bridgewater Place in Leeds.
Meanwhile, plans for two supermarkets - less than two miles apart - have sparked interest from savvy shoppers.
An Aldi, Costa Coffee, drive thru takeaway and shops could be built near the Sheffield Wednesday ground.
The £25m scheme would transform derelict wasteland on Penistone Road, opposite the entrance to the Kop at SWFC.
But plans for a nearby Lidl has prompted over 100 objections. Residents are worried the store at the bottom of Stannington Road would create traffic chaos on the already congested one-way system at Malin Bridge.
Another well-known building is also on the list, the former NHS Health and Social Care complex on Woodfindin Road, Fulwood.
Dozens of people are concerned about plans to build 161 homes on the site, which includes mature trees protected by preservation orders, public rights of way, green belt and falls within Fulwood Conservation area.
All the buildings would be demolished bar the Edwardian Old Fulwood House – built in 1911 for a well-known local family who manufactured snuff – which would be converted.
Just up the road in Lodge Moor, dozens of residents have objected to plans to demolish a bungalow to make way for five new flats on Worchester Drive, fearing there will be an increase in traffic, overshadowing, noise disturbance and be out of character.
And residents on Cemetery Road are fighting plans there to transform a car shop into apartments.
Cemetery Road Car Sales sits next to the Grade II-listed Montague House and the listed Sheffield General Cemetery. Residents fear the plans to 15 apartments would obliterate the skyline at the historic setting.
There are plans to use agricultural land off Riggs High Road as the final resting place for people who would like to be buried or have their ashes scattered in the countryside.
But there are concerns from rambling groups about access and from environmental groups about the green belt being damaged.
It’s sure to be a busy meeting and starts at 2pm today, Tuesday, January 28.