Part of a £30m investment, houses are planned for Sheffield Road Car Park, Millford House and a former garage site
Rotherham council is set to approve construction of 171 homes on three brownfield sites across the town centre.
Part of a £30m investment, houses are planned for Sheffield Road Car Park, Millford House and a former garage site.
The proposed developments include a mixture of council homes for rent, shared ownership and private properties for sale.
The Sheffield Road car park site will deliver 78 homes (44 council and 34 private sale), while the ex-Henley’s garage site (pictured) at Wellgate will feature 54 homes (23 council and 31 shared ownership) and Millfold House, which will see 39 homes built (25 council and 14 private sale).
Securing funding for the schemes was at an advanced stage, the council said. As a high proportion of the properties will be affordable homes, council funding will come from the Housing Revenue Account.
Rotherham has applied for grant funding from Homes England Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme and from Sheffield City Region Housing Capital Fund.
If the council’s cabinet agrees the proposals, and subject to detailed planning permission being agreed, building work is expected to start on site in February next year, with the first homes available by the spring of 2021 and the entire scheme complete by early 2022.