Cash injection for Sheffield park

Site of the former Dial House Club at Wisewood
Site of the former Dial House Club at Wisewood
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A Sheffield park will get a £53,000 boost thanks to developers building new apartments.

The former Dial House Club on Far Lane is set to expand again with another three four-bedroomed homes and three flats.

The new homes will be in addition to 32 apartments already on the site. They will be built on the club’s former car park and bowling green.

As part of the planning deal, developers will invest in the new Spider Park which is relocating to the former Wisewood School site. The school closed in 2012.

The original plan was to invest Section 106 money in Hillsborough Park but councillors on the planning board said they wanted it for the new Spider Park instead.

Local councillor Josie Paszek, speaking on behalf of the community, told the planning board: “People have been waiting a long time for improvements at Spider Park playground and any money raised should be, in the first instance, given there.”

Councillors agreed and asked officers to amend the application so the money can go to Spider rather than Hillsborough. They unanimously agreed the new homes.

The new homes are the latest development in a long history for the Dial House Club site.

The former WMC, which was an early stomping ground of Sheffield rock legends Def Leppard, closed its doors in 2005 due to financial difficulties. There was a fire on the site before work began in 2009 on housing.