Work is underway on new Sheffield housing development

Miller Homes site manager Dan Johnson
Miller Homes site manager Dan Johnson
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Work has begun on a new Sheffield housing development on the site of a former school.

Norton Green, an estate of some 52 homes with three to five bedrooms, is being constructed on the site of Oakes Park School off Matthews Lane in Norton.

The developers, Miller Homes, are set to open a sales office next month and the show home, created by a Yorkshire-based interior designer, will be unveiled a few weeks later.

Sales manager Sarah Whinfrey said: “A new development is always an exciting time for us but we are particularly pleased to be returning to South Yorkshire.

“Norton Green is situated in a lovely part of the city, close to one of the parks which make Sheffield Britain’s greenest city”

One of the spin-offs from the project is that £1.16m from the sale of the council-owned land is going towards the £14m project to redevelop the nearby Graves Centre.

The sports complex is due to be extended, with two extra tennis courts, a new swimming pool, a new gym and fitness studios and a regional trampolining and gymnastics facility, to become a National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Much of the money is coming from the government as an Olympic legacy project, but the council also had to make a contribution.

Sarah said Norton Green will be an ideal location for families who enjoy the great outdoors.

“Graves Park is just minutes walk away and offers woodland walks, lakes, playgrounds and cafes - perfect for lazy weekends,” she said.

“Our new homes are being constructed under the watchful eye of site manager Dan Johnson, who has won several NHBC quality and health and safety awards.