Traffic concerns over new community hub to replace Woodseats Library

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Objectors to plans to knock down a Sheffield library and build a community hub with medical centre have raised concerns over traffic.

Consultation on the Woodseats Library plan, which would create a new building including the centre, new library and pharmacy, has ended, with a Sheffield Council decision due in July.

However, objectors say access routes will be ‘inadequate’, streets off busy Chesterfield Road are already heavily used by people parking to go to work and traffic queues will be aggravated.

Lara Joyce, one objector, wrote: “This road is already busy with parked cars and to encourage high levels of traffic down it would be insane.”

Residents say the roads are used by children on their way to Abbey Lane School, Woodseats Primary School and a nearby nursery. Some objectors have called for a revised application.

Dr Jonathan Roddick, partner at the medical centre, said: “Woodseats is a tight area and traffic is inevitably going to be a issue wherever you are. We still feel we are trying to provide a good resource for the community.”

Parking will be for staff only and patients or customers encouraged to walk or use public transport,