94 homes planned to replace former halls of residence

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Another attempt is being made to redevelop the site of the former Tapton halls of residence between Crookes and Broomhill for housing.

Community representatives are digesting an application backed by the University of Sheffield and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey for 61 houses and 33 apartments and the proposed conversion of Hadow House and the Coach House into ten apartments.

A previous scheme had focused on apartments, but this had proved to be undeliverable following changes in the housing market and an inability to secure funding from the banks, the council is being told. Local people had also shown a preference for family housing.

One of the key issues for the community has always been the future of a former university walled garden and arboretum and the public access. The applicants say it is intended to appoint a company to manage the open space.

The latest plans for the site, at the corner of Crookes and Hallamgate Roads include 116 parking spaces.