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Go ahead for new housing in Crookes and Manor
Two new house building homes for rent projects are set to start as part of our plan to deliver 3,100 additional high quality and affordable council homes by 2029.
Sheffield City Council’s plans for council housing over the next 5 years will focus on continuing to build more houses in the city, maintaining and improving tenants homes and improving energy efficiency.
£310 million will be spent on major improvements to existing council homes on top of the £40 million that is spent on day to day council house repairs each year. A further £339m will be spent increasing the supply of new homes, £650 million in total.
Already the council has built or purchased 732 homes as part of this plan, called the Stock Increase Programme, a mixture of homes purchased on the open market and new homes built or purchased ‘off plan’. 221 new homes are already under construction and scheduled to be completed by Summer 2022. 762 homes on a further 8 sites are currently being planned.
Bole Hill View
The ‘Bole Hill View’ new build project in Crookes will provide 36 x 1 bedroom apartments on the site of the former older persons care home which has been disused for the last seven years. The apartments will meet the need for one bedroom homes in this area and will be built using a ‘fabric first strategy’ construction technique will be built using a ‘fabric first’ approach involving maximising insulation and air tightness integrated with quality build techniques and efficient ventilation systems.
Building in this way is part of our response to the climate emergency where homes will be more energy efficient, warmer and result in lower heating bills.
The ‘Corker Bottoms’ project will see the purchase of 47 new homes in Manor which will be delivered by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC), the council’s innovative regeneration vehicle. Planning approval has already been granted for their construction on the vacant housing site. There will be 15 x 2 bedroom, 20 x 3 bedroom and 12 x 4 bedroom homes and SHC intends to start building in spring this year, with all units due for completion in winter 2023/24.
Councillor Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing, Roads and Waste Management, said: “These are another two important projects approved as part of our plan to build more houses of the right type and in the right location. I’m pleased to see that one of them is due to start in only a few weeks with the second starting in the autumn. We’re on target with our plan which can only be good for those who need a safe, warm and affordable home and for the city as a whole. We’re building energy efficiency into existing homes and in new build homes to respond to the climate emergency and through our house building we’re providing more job opportunities and apprenticeships for local people too.”
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Executive Member for City Futures, Culture, Development and Regeneration, said: “As Sheffield’s population continues to grow it’s really important that everyone has access to high-quality, affordable housing where they want to live. These new developments will see hundreds of new homes built to meet demand and provide a range of housing types to cater for different needs; creating new communities in these popular locations.”
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