Sheffield boxing gym '˜must go', say planning officers

A boxing gym in the basement of an old pub in Sheffield could be told to close as the club is running without permission.

Thursday, 30th November 2017, 2:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th November 2017, 2:03 pm

Last year proposals to turn the old Wharncliffe Hotel on Bevercotes Road, Firth Park, into two shared houses for 20 people with basement parking were given the green light.

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But the council then received complaints the basement parking had not been provided and the area was being used for boxing practice.

On Tuesday councillors will consider a retrospective application for the gym and five new parking spaces. A report said there were concerns about an increase in on-street parking nearby, and new spaces behind the building would be ‘difficult if not impractical to use’.

Refusal, with the threat of enforcement action, is recommended. A report said the ‘thriving’ club could ‘most likely’ find another venue.