Sheffield objections to plans for new car park

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residents in a Sheffield suburb have objected to plans for a new 140-space car park – claiming the extra traffic will put lives at risk.

Sheffield Council has been asked for permission for an area of disused land on the corner of Northumberland Road and Harcourt Road, Crookesmoor, to be turned into a car park.

Parking Lots has submitted a planning application, asking for permission for a temporary car park on the site for five years.

If given the-ahead, the car park would operate from 6am until 10pm, seven days a week.

Parking Lots wants to set up on land once occupied by British Glass Labs, whose premises were demolished years ago.

But Crookesmoor Community Forum has objected to the plan, claiming the extra traffic would affect the quality of life for nearby residents, put pedestrians at risk, create extra air pollution and damage a site that has become a wildlife haven.

Kuladitya Turnbull, of the forum, said: “A car park in this area is unwelcome and the applicant has glossed over the impact it will have on the area.

“This application underlines the problem of the lack of a strategic plan for the Crookesmoor area.

“The council seems to have a piecemeal approach to planning which borders on the negligent.

“There needs to be a joined-up transport plan for the area which includes hospitals, university, museums and residents who are an increasingly marginalised voice within their own community.”