12 May 2017

It’s one of Sheffield’s most iconic housing estates. And now, work on revamping the Gleadless Valley for current and future residents has begun, with a public consultation set to take place in the autumn.

Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’ve won extra money from Government to develop a masterplan for Gleadless Valley.

“But this is not just about improving housing on the estate, but also creating more opportunities for people, encouraging investment, and helping businesses to grow.

“The area is in a perfect position geographically – close to the city centre, yet also on the edge of beautiful countryside and woodland. We want Gleadless Valley to become a vibrant place where people want to live, while also improving housing, services and facilities in the area for current and future residents.”

Like many of Sheffield’s housing estates, Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality.

A grant of £515,000 from central Government has been earmarked for gathering information and drawing up plans, which will be developed in consultation with members of the public, residents and businesses.

Ms Sharpe added: “The first few months of any masterplan involves gathering information so this is what we’re doing, before we talk to local people about the work.

“Once we have completed our information gathering we will be working with the tenants and residents of Gleadless Valley to launch a consultation.

“No decisions have been made about the future of Gleadless Valley, but we are really pleased that it has been recognised as an area that is working but will also benefit from improvements.”

Local people and community groups are encouraged to register their interest working with the council. They can do this by emailing: consultgleadlessvalley@sheffield.gov.uk