In the latest developments for the Gleadless Valley Masterplan, Sheffield City Council have been successful in applying for external funding to demolish two unoccupied buildings in an extension to the current planned development.
£100m Gleadless Valley Masterplan given the go-ahead following consultation
The Gleadless Valley Masterplan, which will see improvements made to housing, green spaces and facilities as well as increased employment opportunities, has been given the go-ahead following consultation with residents.
From January to March, Sheffield City Council conducted consultation with residents of Gleadless Valley on the draft Masterplan which will see £100m spent to improve the area. Their feedback showed overall support for the proposals with some minor amendments to the masterplan.
During the consultation period residents and stakeholders were asked to provide feedback on the draft Masterplan, stating what they liked or didn’t like as much.
The Council also sought feedback specifically from residents living in the homes that will be demolished or remodelled and 80% of respondents said they supported the proposals for the area of Gleadless Valley they live in.
Of the 4600 homes in the area, only 2464 homes remain in council ownership, and of these only 25% are directly impacted by the specific housing proposals, such as refurbishment and replacement housing. The proposals for the green spaces, facilities, employment and skills will impact and benefit all local residents.
What changes can you expect to see?
- 80 Older Persons Independent Living Scheme apartments
- New build houses at Gaunt Road
- 109 new build houses and apartments
- Replacement of 10 blocks of maisonettes and replacement with 88 new houses and apartments
- Remodelling of some ground floor maisonettes into 3-bed town houses and some upper floor 3 bed maisonettes into 2 bed maisonettes
- Remodelling of 1 bed flats into 4 bed town houses
- External refurbishment of 51 blocks - 624 homes
- Improvements to paths and crossings and increased traffic calming measures
- Upgrades to parks and play equipment for all ages
- Green space and landscape improvements
- Private gardens for new homes and remodelled ground floor town houses
- Adapted maintenance regimes to support natural open spaces
- New tree planting
Services and facilities
- Improvements to shop fronts and local centres
- Parking improvements – including formal parking for new and remodelled homes
- A new community space included in the Older Persons Independent Living Scheme
- Community food growing and gardening projects
Employment and skills
- More opportunities for apprenticeships and training
- Targets for local employment linked to the investment programme
- Community enterprises
- Career Fair and Support – helping businesses and supporting residents with job applications
The proposed changes to the Masterplan were approved at the Special Co-Operative Executive on Thursday, March 24 and authority was given for the Director of Housing to publish the final Masterplan by June 2022.
Following that, the Masterplan will be launched and there will be further opportunities and events to get involved in. Further work will be done to create a firm timeline for implementing the Masterplan.
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