Cabinet to decide on land offer

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COUNCILLORS will discuss whether to offer a housing association free land to build affordable properties in Sheffield at a meeting next week.

Proposals to build new apartments and restore a local shop in High Green are going before cabinet on Friday, January 16.

A decision will also be made whether to offer land at no cost to South Yorkshire Housing Association, so it can supply homes for affordable rents.

Coun Harry Harpham, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, said: “By supporting this proposal we will be helping people meet the expense of housing during such difficult financial times.

“We want the best possible outcome for the area and to achieve our vision for the community.

“If we can provide the free land needed to build the store and new apartments we hope this will help to restore the area to the thriving community it should be.”

The first part of the scheme has recently been completed, with 15 apartments and seven family homes offered at affordable rents.

Work on the next stage would start shortly after the cabinet decision.