Work on 100 Kelham Island homes to start this year

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Work to build 100 homes in Kelham Island is likely to begin later this year after plans were agreed.

The proposals, for a mixture of townhouses and apartments at the old Richardson’s cutlery works, were given the go ahead earlier this week.

Concerns were raised about a lack of parking in the area and how the homes would cast the beer garden at the Kelham Island Tavern into ‘shade’ at the council meeting. But developer Citu, based in Leeds, says it will continue to work with the community.

Aisling Ramshaw, sales and marketing director, said: “We’re delighted that the committee agreed with the officer’s recommendations for approval.

“The team at Citu, along with our partners, have worked closely with the local authority and the Kelham Island community and we think this will be a major part of the continuing renaissance of the area. Kelham Island is a special part of Sheffield, full of striking architecture and this scheme will provide well-designed, low carbon homes as well as beautiful public spaces.

“The hard work has only just started and we will continue to engage with Sheffield City Council and the Kelham Island community as the project progresses.”

The developer is also behind the £13m Little Kelham project and said it hoped this new one would be ‘equally as popular’.

Its latest proposal will include office space, underground car parking for 65 cars and a public square.