Sheffield Council has announced that funding has been found to build an additional 500 council houses in Sheffield on top of 1000 new homes already planned to be built by 2020. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Council have pledged to put social housing at the top of the agenda as new homes open to families in Darnall and Manor. A plan to provide 1000 homes by 2021 has already seen new building on Ouse Road, Darnall among other locations. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Councillor Jayne Dunn.
The government has confirmed funding for thousands of homes to help first-time buyers get on to the property ladder with Sheffield and Rotherham among 30 local authority partnerships selected. The investment is part of the £1.2bn “Starter Homes Land Fund” for new developments on brownfield sites. Starter Homes are new homes built exclusively for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of at least 20% below market value. The first properties are due to go on sale in 2018. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!