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New Sheffield Homes Get Green Light

A second phase of affordable housing has been approved in Sheffield by the city's planning committee. The proposals submitted by Sheffield Housing Company include plans to build around 300 properties across the city.

Of the new properties the majority – 275 – will be put up for sale.

The land that has been cited for development includes the area between Earl Marshal Road and Barnsley Road where 59 large homes will be created. The properties will range from 2 to 6 bedroom family homes.

A further 122 family houses will be constructed in the area next to Parson Cross Park while 9 houses and 83 apartments are planned for the Norfolk Park area.

The council also gave the go ahead to a three storey apartment block on the site of Park Grange Old People's Home. The site will offer 24 units.

Cllr. Jayne Dunn, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing said she was delighted with the news that 300 new homes would be built in the area. The Councillor praised the impact the scheme will have, stating that the addition of good homes plus more jobs in the local construction industry was very welcome.

The new construction projects take the number of approved homes to be built by the Sheffield Housing Company to 590. Work at the new sites could be underway within the next few months during summer 2015.

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Building work is already well underway on the companies first phase of developments In the city with a total of 293 properties under construction. 189 of these properties are located at Brearley Forge and Brearley Springs whilst the remaining 104 are being built at Cutler's view in Norfolk Park. The first phase of properties have been popular with 129 sold and another 70 rented by the council and the Great Places Housing Group.

The Sheffield Housing Company is a collaboration between the city council, Great Places Housing Group – a social housing organisation and Keepmoat Homes who are experts in housing and community regeneration. The aim of the partnership is to offer high quality homes but at good value.

The long term plan for the partnership is to add more good quality housing stock to Sheffield's neighbourhoods over the next 15 years. The Sheffield Housing Company believe that their properties offer value and space plus energy efficiency, and these principles are what each home is built around. A percentage of the properties produced by the partnership are completed to mobility standards and 10% are fully accessible by wheelchair.

The properties are also cleverly designed so that they can be easily modified as residents’ needs change – making them lifetime homes.

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