Housebuilding plans backed

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SHEFFIELD’S ruling Labour councillors have backed plans outlined by shadow chancellor Ed Balls to use funding from sale of 4G mobile phone frequencies to pay for housebuilding.

Mr Balls also proposes to remove stamp duty on for two years on properties worth £250,000 or less.

Coun Harry Harpham, dabinet member for housing said: “Ed Balls’s plan is a great idea. If this plan were to go ahead it would make it easier for first time buyers to get on the housing ladder and provide much needed jobs.”

Sheffield Council’s cabinet members are holding a debate about community care with residents at the South Community Assembly meeting on Thursday, October, 4 from 5.30pm to 7pm at Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane.