Sheffield housing plans recommended for approval despite neighbours’ objections

Sheffield Council officers have recommended new homes for approval despite objections from neighbours.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:16 pm

Stalker Developments Ltd want to build three new houses with internal garages within the curtilage of 27 Cawthorne Grove, Woodseats.

It was amended from previous plans which proposed four bigger houses in the same location.

The new plans are for two semi detached houses and one detached house that would be three-storeys high. Each would have three off street car parking spaces.

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A total of 11 objections were made by residents of Cawthorne Grove and one by local councillor Ian Auckland to the original plans.

They raised concerns about the buildings being too high, not in keeping with other houses on the street, having cramped living space, worsening traffic and parking problems, overlooking existing homes and resulting in a loss of greenery and habitat.

Following the amendments, a further five objections were made raising the same issues as before and adding two further reasons which are that they believe two houses would be better suited to the site than three and there are not enough sustainable design features in the plans.

But in a report council officers disagreed and recommended the planning and highways committee grant planning approval conditionally.

In the report they said: “Officers are satisfied that the overall design, scale and form of the dwellings is acceptable and not out of character, scale and form with the existing adjacent dwellings on Cawthorne Grove.

“The dwellings have been designed in such a way that the amenities and living conditions of neighbouring residents and future occupants of the dwellings (including the original host dwelling) are protected and in line with adopted SPG in terms of design and amenity criteria.

“There would be no adverse impact upon highway safety and the development would make a small, but positive contribution to housing supply Sheffield.

“Officers are satisfied that the proposals will accord with local and national planning policies and therefore recommend that this application (as amended) be conditionally approved.”

The committee is due to make a decision in a meeting on Tuesday, April 6.