Sheffield cottage sale will proceed

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The controversial sale of a dilapidated cottage on the edge of Graves Park will go ahead, after Sheffield Council was given the all-clear by charity bosses.

Selling Cobnar Cottage, on Cobnar Road, Norton Lees, will raise around £80,000 to improve facilities in the park, the council believes.

The original decision to sell the building was taken in 2013 - however, the Friends of Graves Park group opposed the move.

The matter was eventually referred to the Charity Commision, which confirmed the council - as trustees of the Graves Park Charity - should have the final say.

Sioned-Mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said potential improvements to the park could include sports facilities, footpaths and play areas.