Plans for 297 new homes across Sheffield agreed

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Plans for almost 300 new houses and apartments across Sheffield have been approved by councillors.

Building work could start as soon as this summer after the proposals from Sheffield Housing Company - a partnership between the city council, Keepmoat and Great Places - were agreed earlier this week at a planning committee.

There are four sites where the development will take place.

At land between East Marshal Road and Barnsley Road in Fir Vale, 59 homes with between two and six bedrooms will be built.

Another 122 family houses will be built around Falstaff Crescent, Falstaff Road, Buchanan Road and Collinson Road in Parson Cross - which is the biggest development.

In Norfolk Park, land has been earmarked for 83 apartments and nine houses between Park Grange Road and Beeches Drive.

And the site of Park Grange Old People’s Home will become a three storey development of 24 apartments.

In total there will be 297 homes, of which around 275 will eventually be for sale.

Work has already begun on the housing company’s first phase of developments, with a long term aim of building 2,300 properties over 15 years in the city.

The company says the homes will be affordable, have energy saving systems and ‘living space enhancements’ so that they can be adapted as people get older, making them lifelong homes.

Coun Jayne Dunn, the council’s new cabinet member for housing, said: “We are delighted that nearly 300 new homes will be built in Sheffield. 

“It will give good quality homes to many families as well as providing welcome jobs in the local construction industry.”