Affordable Sheffield homes plans approved

Proposals for the second phase of home building by Sheffield Housing Company have been approved by the city’s planning committee (26thMay).

A total of 297 properties – of which around 275 will be for sale – are to be constructed in four areas of the city.  These are:

  • Land between Earl Marshal Road and Barnsley Road – adjacent to Fir Vale School Playing Fields – where 59 larger than average, two to six bedroomed homes will be built
  • Falstaff Crescent, Falstaff Road, Buchanan Road and Collinson Road, next to Parson Cross Park where there will be 122 family houses
  • Land between Park Grange Road and Beeches Drive - extending to Samuel Drive and Park Grange Drive – in the Norfolk Park area which is earmarked for nine houses and 83 apartments
  • The site of Park Grange Old People's Home where a three storey, 24 apartment development will go ahead

Cllr. Jayne Dunn, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing said:  “We are delighted that nearly 300 new homes will be built in Sheffield.  It will give good quality homes to many families as well as providing welcome jobs in the local construction industry.” 

These developments will take the number of Sheffield Housing Company homes approved to 590 and construction at the new sites could be underway by as soon as this summer.

Work is already well advanced on the first phase of developments – 189 at Brearley Forge and Brearley Springs in Shirecliffe and 104 at Cutler’s View, Norfolk Park.  So far 129 of these have been sold and 70 are being rented by Great Places Housing Group and Sheffield City Council.

Sheffield Housing Company is a partnership between the city council, regeneration specialist Keepmoat and Great Places.  Its aim is to deliver high quality homes offering excellent value.

The 15-year plan is to build 2,300 new homes in seven of Sheffield’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. This mixture of two to five bedroomed properties will all have the latest home energy saving systems and living-space enhancements, which can be easily modified as residents’ needs change – making them lifetime homes.  No other developer builds to the exacting standards specified by Sheffield Housing Company.

Tom Fenton, Project Director, said:  “Once again space, value and energy efficiency are the principles which drive the design and development of these new homes.  With around 15% of the properties completed to Mobility Standards and 10% being fully wheelchair accessible, we can also help people to remain living independently for as long as possible.”

Author: Sheffield Housing Company 27.05.15

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