£52m Sheffield scheme including student flats ‘offers ‘significant benefits’

New accommodation for almost 900 students, complete with cafes, restaurants and a riverside walk, is set to be built on the site of a former car dealership near Sheffield’s Ecclesall Road.

Councillors yesterday granted planning consent for the £52m development at the former Gordon Lamb dealership in Summerfield Street, close to Waitrose supermarket.

City planners had originally recommended that the flats should be refused planning permission, on the grounds that, although the scheme could bring “significant benefits” to the area, especially in the current economic climate, the proposed development would be too prominent …

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