Plans submitted to demolish Sheffield fire station for new houses

Mosborough Fire Station on Queen Street
Mosborough Fire Station on Queen Street
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Developers have submitted plans to knock down a Sheffield fire station and build houses in its place.

The now closed South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue station on Queen Street in Mosborough could be demolished entirely to make way for ten houses.

Developer Faith Homes Ltd want to build a mixture of three and four bedroom houses, eight units will be semi-detached and two will be stand alone properties.

Three of the plots would have drives leading off Queen Street, three with drives off nearby Bridle Stile and the remaining four plots will be served by a private track leading off the same road.

In a report submitted to planning officials at Sheffield Council, the developers said they have included two car spaces per plot to avert any extra traffic and parking issues.

The applicant added the properties' appearance would be kept in line with previous housing developments close to the application site.

"The houses have been designed to be in keeping with the character of the area and to make best use of the available area. The house types are the same as those used on the site of the former Wheel Public House on the corner of Plumbley Hall Road and Plumbley Lane to the south west of the current application site," the report said.

"Use of similar materials will also ensure that the appearance of the houses is in keeping with the area.

"The proposals will be an improvement over the current appearance of the site.

"The statement together with the details included in the planning application, it is hoped that the council will be able to support this proposal, which is in accordance with the relevant development plan policies and national planning guidance."

The ageing Mosborough fire station, handed over from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue in 1967, was closed alongside Darnall and Mansfield Road in Intake last year.

Fire chiefs said new stations at Parkway and Birley Moor would allow South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue to provide a better service to the community, particularly to the south-east Sheffield area.