Homes planned for conference venue

Plans have been unveiled to build new homes on the site of a
former conference centre.      

Developers
want to put up five detached houses and nine apartments on the site of Whirlow
Grange in Sheffield.

The
conference centre closed its doors after 60 years last summer.

Architect
practice Mitchell and Proctor, which is handling the scheme for County
Developments, said the detached homes ‘reflect the substantial dwellings’ in
the area.

A spokesman for the developer said: “The proposals will make a
positive contribution, giving a new use for the site, preserving and enhancing
local distinctiveness and respecting the character of the locality.”

The
venue’s chairman, Rev John Stride, said the centre was ‘unsustainable
financially’ as there was ‘not enough business from the faith community’ to
cover costs.

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