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Plans for flats near Sheffield United stadium rejected

Councillors have rejected plans to build 52 one-bedroom flats next to Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground.

The flats would have backed on to the football stadium at the junction of John Street and Shoreham Street.

A report to the council said the club's proposal to provide 15 parking spaces was appropriate because there was "excellent" access to public transport.

However, the planning committee voted to refuse permission on the grounds that there was insufficient parking.

The council meeting on Monday considered objections from residents who feared the flats would cause parking and noise problems and invade their privacy.

The application was submitted by urban design consultants Turley Associates on behalf of Sheffield United FC.

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