Planning permission granted for Pop-up Shop/Motor World flats

Pop-up Shop, Crosspool
The former Pop-up Shop/Motor World building will become flats

A planning application to knock down the Pop-up Shop building on Lydgate Lane and turn it into flats has been approved.

Application 17/01905/FUL will see the demolition of existing building and erection of six apartments.

Browse the planning application documents


Changes to former Motor World/Pop-Up Shop planning application

Pop-up Shop, Crosspool
Pop-up Shop, Crosspool

Amended proposals for the Pop-Up Shop on Lydgate Lane in Crosspool are now available for viewing and comment on the council planning website.

Last year a planning application was submitted to add a two-storey side extension and alter the roof design to create three flats and extended retail space on the ground floor for a chemist.

The changes to the plans include:

  • the main ridges are changed to pointed apex form
  • the west gable is changed to matching coursed stonework where not completely obscured by the adjoining building garage construction
  • the front dormers have been reduced to align more closely with first floor windows below using thinner wall construction
  • the waste bin compound is now shown with stone pier and timber gate enclosure
  • refuge marking is provided to the side entrance to the show and additionally marking to the relocated first floor stair approach

You have until Wednesday 17 February 2016 to comment on application 15/04122/FUL on the council website.

Application submitted to extend former Motor World store

Pop-up Shop, Crosspool
Pop-up Shop, Crosspool

A planning application has been submitted to add a two-storey side extension and alter the roof design of Crosspool’s Pop Up Shop.

The changes would create three flats and extended retail space on the ground floor of the Lydgate Lane building.

Application 15/04122/FUL is open for comments until Monday 7 December 2015.

View application 15/04122/FUL on the SheffieldCity Council website

Pop-up shop then chemist to open in Motor World shop

The former Motor World unit
The former Motor World unit

The former Motor World unit is to become a pop-up shop before the Crosspool chemist moves in next year.

Priceless is due to open on Wednesday 14 October. Like its sister shop in Crookes, it’ll sell halloween and Christmas goods as well as fireworks.

Longer term, Greencross Chemist – currently based on Sandygate Road – is expected to move in.

The premesis on Lydgate Lane has been empty since March 2015 when Motor World closed.

Former Crosspool Motor World unit to let/for sale

The former Motor World shop unit is for sale/to let
The former Motor World shop unit is for sale/to let

A to let/for sale sign has gone up outside the former Motor World building on the Lydgate Lane/Manchester Road. Sandygate Road junction.

The brochure advertising the Crosspool property states that the shop is to let with or without the upper floor and the that the owners would be open to selling the whole premises.

In a recent Facebook post, residents were asked what sort of business they would like to replace Motor World. Ideas included a coffee shop, petrol station, wine bar, deli, hardware shop, micropub, another car spares shop, clothes shop, DIY store, solicitors office, charity shop and gym.

The Crosspool Motor World shop closed in March after going into administration.

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Motor World Crosspool closes

Motor World, Lydgate Lane, Crosspool
Motor World, Lydgate Lane, Crosspool

The Motor World car parts and accessories retailer has gone into administration, resulting in closure of its Crosspool store.

If a buyer is found for the business some branches of Motor World could reopen, but it is not known if this would include the Crosspool shop.

In 2011, a planning application to convert Motor World into a convenience store was rejected.

Car parts retailer Motor World calls in administrators

Maccess Group to close Gwaelod-y-Garth store in shake-up

Unclaimed pink bike left outside Motor World, Crosspool

This bike was left outside Motor World
This bike was left outside Motor World

This morning it seems a child’s small pink bike was left outside Motor World in Crosspool.

We’re not sure if it was abandoned, stolen or simply forgotton about, but if you know the owner please can you get them to call Si on 0114 268 4479 so the bike and owner can be reunited.

The back brake is damaged, so this may be the reason it was left there.

Convenience store planning application appeal dismissed

The Planning Inspectorate today published its decision regarding the Lydgate Lane convenience store planning application and has concluded that the appeal is to be dismissed.

The appeal decision document (PDF, 98KB) gives the full reasoning for its dismissal, citing the main issue as highway safety being compromised by the proposed development. Alison Lea, the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, concludes:

“…the lack of adequate off street parking and servicing provision would be likely to lead to conditions which would be prejudicial to highway safety and that this would be contrary to Policy S10 of the Sheffield Unitary Development Plan which provides that in Shopping Areas new development will be permitted provided that, amongst other matters, it would provide safe access to the highway network and appropriate off-street parking and not endanger pedestrians.”

Download the appeal decision document (PDF, 98KB)

The original planning application was made last August. Following the planning officer’s recommendation for refusal, it was rejected by the Council. An appeal by the applicant followed and today is was announced that this has been dismissed. A more detailed summary of events can be found here.

Motor World, Lydgate Lane, Crosspool
The convenience store planning application appeal for the premises currently occupied by Motor World on Lydgate Lane has been dismissed

Comment on convenience store planning appeal before Wednesday 26 January

The window for residents to comment on the appeal for the proposed convenience store on Lydgate Lane in the premises currently occupied by Motor World closes on Wednesday 26 January.

Grounds of appeal document for 10/02657/FUL (PDF, 584KB)

The detail is in the document. If you read it you will see that the appeal:

  • challenges the council to demonstrate that the extension would cause any detriment to pedestrian or traffic safety and the free flow of traffic
  • will show that the perceived level of harm is not so great as to warrant the refusal of the development in terms of:
    1 – the need for further car parking in a local centre and whether the lack of off-street parking will lead to an increase in street parking in the immediate locality to the detriment of road users
    2 – whether the development can provide adequate on-site servicing arrangements

If you have a view on the appeal then please submit your comments using one of the methods below before this Wednesday 26 January:

  • online at In the case reference box, insert the number 2140979
  • by emailing, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423
  • in writing by post, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423/A/10/2140979/NWF and enclosing three copies of your letter. The address is: Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/18A, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN