Plans to build homes for people with mental health problems.

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PLANS to build homes in Beighton for people suffering mental health illness will be considered by the council on Wednesday.

The council cabinet will meet at 2pm when a proposal to build 20 self-contained flats for people with short to medium-term mental ill health will be discussed.

The flats – providing supported accommodation – would be built by Guinness Northern Counties, close to Beighton’s Flower Estate on a former garage site between Daisy Walk and Sevenairs Road.

There were originally 27 garages on the site but 15 have so far been demolished and none of the remaining 12 is being used.

The site is accessed from Daisy Walk but proposals include a new entry which would be created from Sevenairs Road if the scheme goes ahead.

The report recommends the land be given free to Guinness Northern Counties for use as social housing, subject to planning permission.

The deal would equate to a council contribution to the scheme of £250,000 – the estimated market value of the plot.

The report reads: “The well-designed scheme would encourage positive outcomes for individuals and their families, relate well to the neighbourhood and meet the strategic needs of Sheffield.

“The development would consist of communal areas for life skills, staff facilities such as an office and sleep space. There would be outside space for activities and physical activities.”