1 February 2018

Council plans to build more than 400 new homes received a boost today.

The government has announced support for Sheffield Council’s ambitious plans to build 419 homes in the Manor area, to the south – east of Sheffield centre.

The government has awarded £3.6 million to pay for major infrastructure works including roads and footpath improvements, better drainage and other essential work that is required before the homes can be built. This will increase the pace of development on the site.

Councillor Ben Curran, Cabinet Member for Planning and Development, said: “It’s fantastic news that the government is supporting our vision to provide local people an opportunity to live in an affordable home.”

“Our ‘brownfield first’ vision to provide more housing on brownfield sites whilst protecting the green belt. This scheme will provide 419 new homes as well as creating much needed construction jobs and apprenticeships.”

The money will go towards building homes in the largely residential areas of Manor. The council currently owns all four of these sites which have been designated for housing use.