A major housing development in Sheffield is set to be expanded with extra homes.
Developers Gleeson Homes have applied to add an extra 15 properties on former Sheffield College land in Parson Cross it has been redeveloping – potentially taking the total number of homes that will be on the site past 400.
It comes after the original plan to build 387 homes on the site off Remington Road and a site between Monteney Road and Morrall Road was rejected by Sheffield Council in 2012 but the £40 million development was later allowed to go ahead following a successful appeal.
Gleeson said earlier this year that all 86 properties on its ‘Monteney Park’ development site had been sold.
It has now come up with revised plans for the lower part of the site, where it was originally given approval to build 64 four-bedroom homes.
But it now wishes to build 79 properties in the lower section of the development, made up of a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses.
Gleeson’s original application for the housing development was refused on the grounds Sheffield Council planners did not consider the style of the proposed homes matched the character of the area.
But the decision was overturned one year later by then Secretary of State Eric Pickles.
Gleeson said at the time that completing the building of the entire development would take around a decade.
The company said the original refusal of the scheme on former college land that had been vacant since 2005 had been ‘a case of Sheffield Council second guessing their community’s requirements and getting it completely wrong’.
It said it had been ‘astounded’ the original plans were rejected by the council’s planning committee.
A decision on whether the revised element of the scheme allowing for the 15 extra homes is to be allowed is due to be made by Sheffield Council by the middle of November.