Sheffield Firms Acquire Land For Housing Scheme

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Sheffield Firms Acquire Land For Housing Scheme

Sheffield Firms Acquire Land For Housing Scheme

A large new mixed-tenure residential property project constructed by a group of Sheffield housing providers has taken a step nearer to reality following the successful acquisition of the land.

Forge New Homes has been set up to provide new housing in the Sheffield City Region, with its first site being just over the border in Derbyshire, at Pilsley. The organisation consists of Great PlacesHousing Group, Yorkshire Housing, Together Housing Group, South Yorkshire Housing Association and the Guinness Partnership, which collectively manage over 150,000 homes.

The plot covers seven acres and was previously under-used farmland. There will be 98 new homes built there, featuring a mixture of bungalows, two, three and four-bedroom homes. These will include some for open market sale, some for shared ownership and others for affordable rent.

Scaffolding companies in Sheffield may be among the firms to gain contacts to work at the development, as well as other schemes being planned by Forge New Homes across the city region.

The completion of the land acquisition follows the granting of planning permission for the project in November last year. An application had been submitted last May.

Speaking at the time of that announcement, project director for Forge New Homes Andy Beattie said: “The company is working closely with both private and public sector organisations to bring new sites forward and heads of terms have been agreed on two further sites.”

The firm’s target area of the Sheffield City region includes Sheffield itself and the neighbouring South Yorkshire boroughs of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, as well as the Derbyshire districts of Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire, plus Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire.

Derbyshire has two villages called Pilsley, with this project taking place in the former mining village near Chesterfield, rather than its namesake near Chatsworth Hall in the Peak District.