New homes for Sheffield site

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A new housing developer has been found to take over a building site where just six out of 179 proposed new homes have been constructed.

Work on the Stone Edge site in Fox Hill ground to a halt when developer Artisan H Ltd went into administration in 2011, after building and selling just six new properties and partially building another 23.

Now a new developer has come forward to take over the site and Sheffield Council, as the freeholder, is expected to approve plans next week to negotiate a new lease to continue to allow new homes to be built on the land.

Councillor Harry Harpham, the council’s cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, said: “It is great news to see that a private developer has been found for this site, something which I am sure residents in the area will very much welcome.

“It is vital to ensure that a new developer is secured who can deliver high quality housing for Fox Hill.

“This is a private development and one which a private developer will be taking over.

“It will give our local construction industry a boost, and help meet the housing needs of people in Sheffield and develop high-quality properties in this area.”

Building work started on the site in 2008, with some of the cash for the project – around £1.8 million – coming from the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency.