Modernisation plan for hostel

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SHEFFIELD Council is to lease a young person’s homeless hostel to South Yorkshire Housing Association.

A hostel in need of renovation on St Barnabas Road, Highfield - managed on the council’s behalf by the Roundabout Homeless Charity - and the former Wensley Court site, Hinde House Crescent, Firth Park, where buildings have been demolished, are set to be transferred on 125-year leases, for no fee.

The move is so the association can invest in modernising the ‘outdated’ hostel and build eight homes for affordable rent at Wensley Court.

The council is set to approve the plan on Wednesday.