House-building plans

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SEVENTY-five council houses are set to be built in Sheffield over the next three years.

Sheffield Council has identified £9.5 million for the properties in its Housing Revenue Account Business Plan update report, which is due to go to cabinet for approval on Wednesday, January 16.

Locations for where the homes are to be built has not yet been decided, although the council is committed to building 2,300 new houses with a private developer on empty sites around council estates in future years.

Coun Harry Harpham, deputy council leader and cabinet member for housing, said: “We have a housing shortage in the city with increased demand for social housing year on year. I am pleased we are able to commit to building new council houses which will provide new and suitable family homes.”