DLP Planning have obtained planning permission for the change of use of former industrial buildings in Sheffield for use as an indoor crazy golf course, food market and bar. The concept of Ghetto Golf combines crazy golf, cocktails, and DJs in a street art infused environment.
DLP Planning successfully guided our client through pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority to securing planning permission this summer for an innovative leisure use of former industrial buildings. The proposal will repurpose vacant buildings located within a conservation area and help to increase the amount of footfall within this part of the city centre.
The venue will become Ghetto Golf’s fifth location in the UK and expand the leisure offer of Sheffield City Centre. As well as a unique crazy golf experience, the venue will include ‘Birdies Bar’ which will provide cocktails in a beach bar themed concept, and an indoor food market.
In support of the application, DLP Planning were required to prepare a town centre sequential assessment which assessed sites within Sheffield City Centre and London Road Local Centre for their suitability for the proposed use. DLP were successful in demonstrating to the Local Authority that there were no sequentially preferable sites for the leisure use in the city centre and nearby district centre, and that the proposal did not exceed the 2,500m2 threshold which would trigger the requirement for an impact assessment to be undertaken.
The proposal is located on the edge of Sheffield City Centre and will help to expand the leisure offer that the city centre provides. The site is well related in terms of location to the city’s two universities’ and will definitely be a popular venue with resident
s of Sheffield and its student population.