Plan to complete Sheffield estate with 256 new homes revealed

The land of Prince of Wales Road where the new homes could be built.
The land of Prince of Wales Road where the new homes could be built.
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A developer has revealed plans to fill in a Sheffield estate with 256 homes.

Sigma, working with Sheffield Housing Company, has submitted plans for Manor Boot, a site off Prince of Wales Road.

How the estate could look.

How the estate could look.

Working with the existing roads that are the only remains of a previous housing development, the proposal is to build a variety of three and four bedroom homes – including some specially adapted for people with mobility issues.

Sheffield Housing Company project director John Clephan said: “This demonstrates a firm commitment from ourselves and our partners to build mixed tenure, quality homes in Sheffield for many years to come.

"And, like our other developments in the city to date, this will not just create great homes for Sheffield’s residents, but also new jobs and investment to the neighbourhood.

“We have already started building 181 family homes for sale, shared ownership and rent on the nearby site at Harborough avenue and within the next 12 months we expect to be on site with this exciting development of a further 256 family homes for sales and market rent.

New open space is part of the proposal.

New open space is part of the proposal.

“Over the past four years, SHC has built 345 homes, created 150 jobs and 41 apprenticeships, while investing over £6.25 million with local businesses supplying and working on the project.”

According to the planning application, the new estate would be a ‘high-quality’ project which ‘reflects the character of the area, whilst creating a vibrant and desirable residential development’.

The homes will be built on the northern part of the site, around Queen Mary Road, Fitz-hubert Road and Fairleigh.

They are described as ‘key’ as they ‘define the area and help to create an interesting built form’.

Sigma says its aim is to create a ‘safe and legible’ scheme with an ‘appropriate range, form, and density of housing to help meet local needs’.

To the south sits an area of green space known as Woodthorpe Ravine, and the plan is to incorporate that into the new estate and develop it for people to enjoy – a ‘significant opportunity’ to make more of the land.

A key part of that will be turning Fairleigh into a ‘green street’, including a green verge with new trees.

A new children’s play area would be built, creating a ‘space to visit rather than just a transition space from one location to another, according to the plans.

Sigma would build private rental properties, while Sheffield Housing Company – a partnership between the city council and Keepmoat – would develop properties for sale.

Some sale homes would be classed as ‘mobility’ housing, meaning it can be adapted for people with disabilities without major structural work. According to the plans, 10 per cent of the homes would be built to such standards.

A public consultation on the plans took place at nearby St Theresa’s Church in March last year.

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