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Hundreds Of New Homes Planned For Sheffield
There may well be an uptick in demand for scaffolders in Sheffield over the course of 2020, if all the proposals for new homes are accepted.
Insider Media recently revealed that a new planning application has been submitted for 210 new homes to be constructed on two sites in the Manor area of the city. According to the news provider, a joint venture between Sheffield City Council, Keepmoat and Great Places Housing Group has lodged the plans with the planning committee.
Sheffield Housing Company (SHC), which is the name of the joint venture, is seeking to build these properties across the Manor 12 and 13 sites. This will be the next phase in the development of this area, with phases 1 and 2 already complete and construction on phase 3 ongoing.
The new development, if approved, will provide a selection of two, three and four-bedroom properties, with a mix of detached and semi-detached houses.
SHC has also submitted an application for 101 homes to be constructed on the Pennine Village site in Manor. This development will comprise a blend of terraced, semi-detached and detached homes with two, three or four bedrooms, if it’s given the go-ahead.
The news provider pointed out that this is part of a much larger plan to construct thousands of new homes in and around Sheffield.
When SHC was established in 2011, it set out a 15-year plan to deliver 2,300 new homes in Sheffield, on local authority land.
So far, SHC has completed the construction of 560 new homes. In total, the organisation is developing across six sites in the city. There’s the Birchland’s development, which is in the east of Sheffield and approximately 2.5 miles out of the city centre, as well as East Hill Gardens, which is just 1.5 miles from the city centre in Norfolk Park.
Prince’s Gardens, meanwhile, which is a site at Manor Top near the Eclipse development, is one of the largest being proposed by SHC.
But this is far from the only residential construction work that is due to happen in and around Sheffield in the coming year. The Star reported that construction on a new build-to-rent development of flats is due to begin in the first half of 2020.
The Platform development, which is being built by Westrock, a real estate investor and developer, is on track for construction, a spokesperson from the firm told the newspaper. “There’s been no delay, just a lot of complex remediation works on a brownfield site. Construction is due to start in the first half of this year,” they asserted.
The development is costing some £75 million and, in addition to the flats, will also include a revamp of a stretch of the Porter Brook, with the developer committing to planting vegetation along the edge of the stream, as well as placing rocks in the middle to slow down its flow and provide habitats for wildlife.
It will also create a new pedestrian route that runs parallel to the river, and a bridge allowing people to cross and access the new buildings.