£24m scheme to build homes across Sheffield

Sheffield Housing Company sod cutting at Parson Cross - pictured is councillor Harry Harpham (with spade) and representatives from Keepmoat and Great Places
Sheffield Housing Company sod cutting at Parson Cross - pictured is councillor Harry Harpham (with spade) and representatives from Keepmoat and Great Places
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Housing developments worth £24 million are set to be built across Sheffield as the council releases seven plots of land for development.

Housing associations will build the 213 properties in Burngreave, Darnall, Jordanthorpe, Parson Cross, Wybourn and Wisewood following successful applications for cash from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Sheffield Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve the transfer of the sites to the housing associations at a meeting on November 20.

Coun Harry Harpham, cabinet member for housing and deputy council leader, said: “We all know that affordable housing is in great demand, so this gives a great boost to our housing stock and hope for families who need affordable homes.”

Under the proposals, 16 homes for rent would be built at Catherine Street, Burngreave, by Arches Housing, on a site where previous development plans had stalled.

South Yorkshire Housing Association would build 22 family homes for affordable rent at Chapelwood Road in Darnall, including four larger homes with four bedrooms, and 42 rented apartments for elderly people at Hazlehurst and Chantrey in Jordanthorpe.

Great Places housing association is set to build dozens of homes off Adlington Road, Parson Cross, and 70 homes at sites off Cricket Inn Road and Maltravers Way, Wybourn.

Meanwhile land off Sevenfields Lane, Wisewood, would be transferred to Pennine Housing, which manages the estate, to build 29 old people’s apartments.

Sheffield Council said it plans to transfer the sites at no cost - with the building work to be funded by the housing associations.

The council itself has formed the Sheffield Housing Company to build 2,300 affordable homes on empty sites around council estates - with work having taken place so far at Parson Cross, Norfolk Park and Shirecliffe.