Housing plan backed by councillors

COUNCILLORS have approved plans for housing on the former adult education centre in Frecheville.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2007, 1:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 10:02 am

Sheffield Council's City Centre, South and East Planning and Highways Area Board approved the housing scheme in principle.

Developers are planning to build 10 homes on the site, although they have not yet said what they will look like or how high they will be.

The Fox Lane centre has been targeted by vandals and is covered in graffiti. Concern has been expressed over security at the building and their deterioration.

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Residents expressed concern that any three-storey buildings would mean they would suffer a loss of privacy, and any overlooking could affect the value of their homes.

But the meeting endorsed planning officers' view that a well-designed residential scheme would be a positive benefit to the area. Any plans saying what kind of houses might be built would have to come back to planners for approval in the future.

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