£9 million Sheffield housing estate a step closer

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PLANS for a £9 million housing development on the site of a former Sheffield College campus have moved a step closer.

Kier Partnership Homes has been put in charge of the scheme for the old northside Castle College site, at the corner of Granville Street, Granville Road and Clay Wood.

A new estate of 84 two, three and four bedroom homes will be built, 25 of which will be assigned to be affordable housing for shared ownership and rent.

The aim is to transform the six acre site when work is scheduled to begin this spring.

Kier has been working in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency and the city council to refine the designs and submit a planning application.

Following on from a community consultation exercise which took place in December, Kier and its partners will find out in March whether planning consent will be granted.

Kier managing director Chris King said: “We are excited that the scheme is in for planning and are confident of a positive outcome.

“The project team has worked in partnership throughout, reinforcing our one-team approach to the regeneration programme. Our homes are built to the highest quality and will represent value for money to the buyers.”

HCA project manager Tracy Gordon added: “A lot of hard work has gone into this scheme in order to accelerate the delivery of a high quality, desirable and affordable housing development.”