The construction of 36 new high quality, energy efficient council flats, on a disused site in Walkley, has been approved by Sheffield City Council’s Planning Committee. The scheme forms part of Labour’s commitment to increase the number of high quality, affordable council homes across the city.
Located on the derelict site of a former nursing home, the Bole Hill View scheme delivers on the commitment to protect the greenbelt and urban greenspaces whilst tackling the climate emergency – with energy efficient homes within walking distance of local amenities and public transport. The scheme also responds to the need for more one-bed homes in Walkley and the surrounding area.
The homes will be built using a ‘fabric first’ approach involving insulation and air tightness integrated with quality build techniques and efficient ventilation systems. Building in this way means homes will be more energy efficient, warmer and result in lower heating bills.
Cllr Tom Hunt, Labour Councillor for Walkley Ward said:
“I’m delighted that new affordable council homes will be built in Walkley. The country’s housing crisis won’t be solved without new council housing and that’s why Labour is committed to increase the number of high quality, affordable council homes in Sheffield. The new council homes will help to address the shortage of one bed flats in Walkley and across the city. I look forward to welcoming new people to join our community.
Laura McClean, Labour Party candidate for Walkley ward said;
“The former nursing home site has become derelict and overgrown. I’m very pleased that the site will be cleared and brought back into use with new affordable and energy-efficient council homes. It’s great to see that demolition work is already underway.
Cllr Terry Fox, Leader Sheffield City Council said:
“Sheffield City Council’s plans for council housing over the next 5 years will focus on continuing to build more houses in the city, maintaining and improving tenants’ homes and improving energy efficiency.
“By insisting on the latest building techniques, we are delivering homes which are attractive, warmer and more sustainable into the future, protecting tenants from the worst impacts of high energy bills”.