Plans for homes on former Grenoside school site rejected

Plans for homes on the site of a former school have been refused over fears it would result in the loss of a "heritage asset".

If approved, seven homes would have been built on the site of the 1884-built Grenoside Junior and Infant School.

Sheffield City Council refused the application and ruled the loss of the building would be "harmful to the character of the area".

The school closed in 2006.

That same year, a modern and bigger school - Grenoside Community Primary School - opened across the road.

Planners also said the application was refused because the development could overbear and overshadow a nearby property.

They said the "public benefits do not outweigh the harm".

In April 2023, the roof of one of the old school buildings collapsed and the site has been cordoned off ever since.

Two residents living near the school supported the proposed development, while one person was against the proposals. Another was neutral.

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