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.
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:
You have until Wednesday 17 February 2016 to comment on application 15/04122/FUL on the council website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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:
If you have a view on the appeal then please submit your comments using one of the methods below before this Wednesday 26 January: