Have your say on planned home sites

Wiggan Farm, Worrall - one of the green sites earmarked for housing
Wiggan Farm, Worrall - one of the green sites earmarked for housing
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Have your say

Residents are being urged to give their views on development plans for Sheffield – including building on green-field sites.

Sheffield Council’s local plan allocates sites for future development, including 11,000 homes, 11 hectares of land for offices and 172 hectares for other commercial use.

Most controversial has been plans to build some of the new homes on green-field sites.

Originally, 1,100 homes were set to be earmarked for green and open spaces, but the figure has been scaled down to 900 and some sites were left out of the plans, including land in Darnall and Crookes.

Proposals for other sites were reduced in scale, with 55 homes instead of 80 set to be built at two sites in Worrall, including Wiggan Farm.

Coun Leigh Bramall, council cabinet member for development, said: “The new plan will allocate sites where particular kinds of development will be required.

“Land will be made available in the right areas for a range of needs.

“We are committed to supporting initiatives to attract investment and infrastructure to the city.

“There have been some hard choices to make. We have heard what people have said and the next stage is to check the plan meets the Government’s requirements.”

People can view the Local Plan until Friday, August 2.

n To see the plan, visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/localplanconsult or view copies of the documents at Sheffield Council libraries and First Point offices around the city.