New homes being built in Sheffield have been praised for being affordable for first-time buyers.
Heeley MP Meg Munn visited the Cutler’s View development at Norfolk Park to see homes being constructed for sale and for affordable rent.
Sheffield Housing Company is a partnership between the city council, regeneration specialist Keepmoat – which is building the properties - and Great Places Housing Group.
Mrs Munn said: “The quality of the homes is fantastic. They are spacious, energy efficient and modern. Furthermore, the fact that a significant proportion of sales so far have been to first time buyers shows how affordable they are.
“I am sure they will bring together new communities with people from many different backgrounds, helping to repopulate this part of Norfolk Park with which I have great affinity as my grandparents once lived in the tower blocks which preceded the development”.
A third of the homes will be for rent or shared ownership and the remainder for private sale.
People have already begun to move in to homes at Cutler’s View, where 116 are being built, and at Brearley Forge – named after stainless steel inventor Harry Brearley – where 142 properties are under construction.