Visit to inspect housing site

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A DECISION has been deferred on whether to approve controversial plans for a house in a back garden.

Members of Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board have voted to visit the site, between Greenhill Main Road and Meadowhead Avenue, in Greenhill, next month before giving their verdict.

The visit was proposed after councillors listened to objections from neighbours who were unhappy about loss of the garden and feared the proposed access road would be too narrow for emergency vehicles.

Protester Leigh Newbould said: “We do not want any type of dwelling on this area of land.”

Mr Newbould and other objectors attended the planning board meeting to make their concerns known.

The scheme, in the grounds of Grade II listed building The Manor, had been recommended for approval by Sheffield Council planning officials despite 12 objections from neighbours.