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Planning approval for new homes in south east Sheffield

Peak Architects Newstead General Housing Street View
Peak Architects Newstead General Housing Street View

Planning approval has been given this week for a Sheffield City Council housing scheme in Birley which will provide 77 new homes as part of the council’s plan to increase council housing stock by 3,100 homes by 2029.

The houses will be built to a high standard, with high thermal performance to reduce energy bills and lifetime home features, meaning that any required future adaptations can be incorporated easily and at low cost. The scheme will be a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses with drives and gardens and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with balconies.

The contemporary houses, designed by Sheffield based company, Peak Architects working closely with the council, will be arranged to provide a fresh, friendly and welcoming environment, with ease of access and sit nicely within their surroundings. As a result of the construction, the contract will also aim to create new apprenticeships providing opportunities for learning and employment. 

Sheffield City Council plan to deliver 1600 new build homes as part of the approved 3,100 Stock Increase Programme by 2029 and have already completed 99 in the Darnall, Manor and Parson Cross areas of the city. 213 new homes are currently being constructed on sites within Arbourthorne and Parson Cross with a further 313 having been approved at Cabinet for progression to construction, including the 77 Birley properties.

Councillor 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.”