Masterplan to regenerate Sheffield estate

Gleadless Valley
Gleadless Valley
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A £515,000 masterplan is to be developed to regenerate a Sheffield estate.

Sheffield Council bid for the Government cash to develop plans to improve Gleadless Valley, which was built in the 1950s and 1960s, and hailed for its design and quality.

The work will focus on improving the quality of the estate, improving public spaces and encouraging regeneration.

The masterplan will be developed in consultation with local residents, community groups and partners.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, Sheffield Council's cabinet member for housing, said: “Gleadless Valley has a strong community and it’s an area people care passionately about. But it’s true to say that the area is in need of investment.

“We always knew this work would be needed but this extra funding means the planning can start much sooner than we’d otherwise been able to. It’s about improving the quality of housing and bringing in other improvements to benefit Gleadless Valley and everyone living there.”

There are 2,600 council homes on the Gleadless Valley estate, with some small areas of owner-occupied properties.

Sally Dale, Chair of the Gleadless Valley Tenants and Residents Association, said: “This is wonderful news for the Gleadless Valley community. We look forward to working with the council and local community to develop plans to improve our estate.”

The Government funding is from the ‘Estate Regeneration Fund’.