DLP Planning Ltd have submitted a full planning application for a mixed use, student accommodation development on a city centre site in Sheffield.
The application proposes the erection of a mixed-use development incorporating student accommodation and ancillary facilities, plus a flexible use at ground floor level highways which are intended to become key routes through to the New Retail Quarter being brought forward. The site has previously been cleared, and is currently fenced off from neighbouring roads. It is a prominent City Centre site, and there is a clear desire on behalf of both developer and the Local Authority to redevelop the site and a positive outcome before the end of 2016 is sought with delivery completed for autumn 2018.
Considerable pre-application discussions were undertaken with officers which helped inform the evolution of the design approach as set out in the submitted plans, as well as establish appropriate scale, height and massing with the surrounding built form which has a range of uses including manufacturing, office, research, residential and other operations.
The development will provide more than 170 residential apartments with ancillary facilities as well as flexible use commercial units to create activity at street level.