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Sheffield City Council successful in funding application for extension of Gleadless Valley Masterplan

Castelayne care home in Gleadless Valley
Castelayne care home in Gleadless Valley

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.

Two former Sheffcare sites, Paddock Hill on Gleadless Road and Castelayn on Leighton Drive, have been awarded funding from central government for the release of “brownfield” land by One Public Estate’s (OPE) Brownfield Land Release Fund 2.

A planning application has now been submitted and should it be successful the demolition of the buildings will be complete before the end of 2024.

Comments and views about the planning application are welcomed and can be submitted online at Sheffield City Council’s planning portal:

The sites are not part of the published Gleadless Valley Masterplan, but have been identified as suitable sites to build new homes on.

Once completed, The building of new affordable homes in Gleadless Valley will allow other key actions within the masterplan, such as selected demolition, to continue as planned.

Chair of Sheffield City Council’s Housing Policy Committee, Cllr Douglas Johnson said:

“This new funding will help unlock key sites, which have been an eyesore in Gleadless Valley for some time and will create new affordable and sustainable homes.  These multiple benefits come from good use of funding from the Brownfield Land Release Fund.

“The need for affordable and sustainable housing in Sheffield has never been more pressing. I welcome any opportunity to provide more social housing and I look forward to seeing some visible progress on these sites in due course.

There has been positive work through the locally elected councillors, the cross-party working group and the staff team in Gleadless Valley and this has been essential to meet the challenges of high inflation affecting a major regeneration scheme.”

Ellen Vernon, Programme Director for One Public Estate at the Local Government Association, said “We are very pleased to have supported these formerly unviable projects in the Gleadless Valley through the Brownfield Land Release Fund 2. The remediation of this land will enable the delivery of high quality affordable homes which are suitable for the community now and in the future. The One Public Estate programme will continue to support councils to release surplus brownfield land through the next round of BLRF funding, which is expected to be announced later this autumn.”


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