Demolition of former Stones Bitter brewery expected to be given go ahead.
The redevelopment of a historic former Sheffield brewery, which can trace its history back to the 1800s and was once where the UK’s best-selling bitter was produced but is now in a derelict state, is set to take a step forward with councillors expected to give the green light to its demolition.
Beer production at the former Cannon Brewery on Rutland Road started in about 1838 and continued until the mid-1990s, with the site making Stones Bitter from 1948 onwards. But the property has fallen into disrepair and been subject to vandalism and graffiti in recent years.
The owner of the site is a demolition contractor and has submitted an application seeking permission for his business, Hague Plant, to bulldoze the buildings on the 1.7 acre plot which are described as “structurally unsound”. The plans have been drawn up by R Bryan Planning.
Councillors at Sheffield City Council are to meet next Tuesday (18 August 2015) to discuss the proposals, but a report drawn up by planners ahead of the meeting has recommended the demolition project be given approval.
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