On 23rd April 2013 Sheffield Council’s licensing board approved a bid for alcohol to be sold at the proposed Sainsbury’s store, in the former Hadfield pub on Barber Road, Crookesmoor.
A planning application for external alterations to the building has been recommended for approval at a meeting of the council’s city centre, south and east planning board on 29th April.
Individual residents and Crookesmoor Community Forum had protested against the store, citing increased traffic, noise and nuisance.
Within a one-mile radius of the store there are already Sainsbury’s branches on Bolsover Street, at the university tram stop, in Broomhill and in Crookes. Meanwhile, there are Tesco and Eurospar branches at Broomhill, an Asda at Walkley, and Co-ops at Crookes and Crookesmoor. Numerous other independent convenience stores also operate.