Sheffield estate to get £3.6 million of Government cash for new homes and roads

A Sheffield estate is due for a huge infrastructure cash boost to make way for hundreds of new homes.

Thursday, 1st February 2018, 12:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st February 2018, 14:51 pm
Manor Boot, a new development led by Sigma Capital Group and Sheffield Housing Company off Prince of Wales Road was approved back in August, 2017.

A Sheffield estate is due for a huge infrastructure cash boost to make way for hundreds of new homes.

Manor Park is set to benefit from a cool £3.6 million to fund new roads, footpaths and an improved drainage system, preparing the site for 419 new properties

The cash injection is part of a £23.5m Government handout to infrastructure schemes across Yorkshire and the Humber.

One of the conditions of the handout was proof Sheffield Council had earmarked funds for the housing scheme.

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The news follows the planning approval of another housing development on the same estate back in August 2017. Sheffield Housing Company is in the process of building 256 properties off Prince of Wales Road, Manor.

Working with the existing roads that are the only remains of a previous housing development, the proposal is to build a variety of three and four bedroom homes – including some specially adapted for people with mobility issues.

Coun Ben Curran, cabinet member for planning and development, said: “It’s fantastic news that the government is supporting our vision to provide local people an opportunity to live in an affordable home.”

“Our ‘brownfield first’ vision to provide more housing on brownfield sites whilst protecting the green belt. This scheme will provide 419 new homes as well as creating much needed construction jobs and apprenticeships.”

The announcement forms part of the Government’s 'Industrial Strategy' which aims to set out a long term plan to 'boost the productivity and earning power' of people throughout the UK.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said: "My priority is building the homes this country desperately needs.

“This first wave of investment in projects across Yorkshire and the Humber will help get up to 4,000 homes off the ground, making a huge difference to communities across the region.

“This is just one of the many ways this Government is taking action to get Britain building homes again."