Sheffield council claims 70s planning permission not to blame

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Council bosses have defended a decision to grant planning permission for the wall extension in the 1970s.

Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene for Sheffield Council, said granting planning permission at the time was ‘the right thing to do’. He said residents have been advised to speak to their insurance companies about remedial action.

He said: “The only involvement we have had is granting planning permission for the homes in the 1970s, which was the right thing to do. We are not responsible for building quality. We did not build the wall that has fallen down, and understand the private developer who did so has now ceased trading. This issue does not relate to the council.”