New council homes in Sheffield get planning approval

A Sheffield City Council housing scheme in Birley that aims to provide 77 new homes has received planning permission.

The scheme is part of the Council’s plan to deliver 1600 new build homes and increase its housing stock by a total of 3,100 by 2029.

The housing development will provide a mix of 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom houses with drives and gardens and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with balconies, designed by Sheffield-based company Peak Architects.

Cllr Paul Wood, executive member for housing, roads and waste management, said: ‘This is another important step towards our aim to provide much needed affordable housing for Sheffield. Work will start on site next summer and will be due for completion by the end of 2023.

‘We are extremely proud to be leading on this project. The team involved has worked collaboratively to provide a housing development that will support the needs of the local community and which will integrate well into the surrounding area. It will undoubtedly have a positive local economic impact.’

The houses are expected to be built with high thermal performance to reduce energy bills, and lifetime home features, meaning that any required future adaptions can be incorporated easily and at low cost.

The development also aims to create new apprenticeships, providing opportunities for young people to learn and gain employment within construction.

Sheffield City Council have already completed 99 new homes as part of their ambitions to increase council housing stock, with 213 homes currently under construction and a further 313 approved, including the Birley properties.

In related news, Knowsley Council has approved plans for 350 homes as part of the Halsnead Garden Village development, delivered by Taylor Wimpey.

Photo supplied by Sheffield City Council


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