Plans to build 300 ‘affordable’ new homes in Sheffield

Buyers of the 100th Sheffield Housing Company home ' at Brearley Forge - Alan Pickstone with fianc�e, Amy Ramage and the then Deputy Council Leader Harry Harpham.

Buyers of the 100th Sheffield Housing Company home ' at Brearley Forge - Alan Pickstone with fianc�e, Amy Ramage and the then Deputy Council Leader Harry Harpham.

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Almost 300 affordable new homes could be built in four places across Sheffield.

Applications for the second phase of home building by Sheffield Housing Company are to go before the city’s planning committee.

A total of 297 properties – of which around 275 would be for sale – are proposed for four areas of the city and all are recommended for approval by planning officers.

The applications are for 59 two to six-bedroomed homes, on land between Earl Marshal Road and Barnsley Road, adjacent to Fir Vale School playing fields, and 122 family houses on Falstaff Crescent, Falstaff Road, Buchanan Road and Collinson Road, next to Parson Cross Park.

There are also applications for nine apartments and 83 houses on land between Park Grange Road and Beeches Drive in the Norfolk Park area as well as a three-storey, 24-apartment development on the site of Park Grange Old People’s Home.

If the applications are granted, construction 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 116 at Cutler’s View, Norfolk Park.

So far 129 of the homes have been sold and 70 are being rented by Great Places Housing Group and Sheffield Council.

Sheffield Housing Company is a partnership between the city council, regeneration specialist Keepmoat and Great Places.

The 15-year plan is to build 2,300 new homes in seven of Sheffield’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.

The 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.

Project director Tom Fenton said: “Once again space, value and energy efficiency are the principles which drive the design and development of these new homes.

“With around 15 per cent of the properties completed to Mobility Standards and 10 per cent being fully wheelchair accessible, we can also help people to remain living independently for as long as possible.”

n For more information about the properties visit www.sheffieldhousingcompany.co.uk.

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