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High-rise safety in Sheffield

14 June 2018 Tenants living in any of Sheffield City Council’s high rise buildings are being assured that their safety is its number 1 priority. The council is working with key partners and building owners to make sure their accommodation is safe and has committed to take action against any building owner that could put residents at risk. A key ...

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Landlord prosecuted for dangerous substandard properties

Landlord shows disregard to the state of his rented property

1 May 2018 Another victory has just been secured in court as Sheffield City Council continues its clampdown on those who flout the rules in the private rented housing sector. Choice Housing Limited and its sole director Mr Robert Mellors pleaded guilty to nine breaches of The Management of Houses of Multiple Occupation Regulations in relation to four properties. Choice ...

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Bid for 4,000 new homes takes leap forwards

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21 March 2018 Sheffield City Council’s multi-million pound bid to enable over 4,000 new homes to be built on 34 brownfield sites in Sheffield has taken a significant leap forwards. The Sheffield bid has been shortlisted along with 44 others for funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The bid is part of the council’s ‘brownfield first’ ...

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New plan to prevent people from becoming homeless

Homeless strategy

14 December 2017 A five year strategy to minimise homelessness in Sheffield was agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, 13 December. Between 2010 and 2016, Sheffield has seen a 60% reduction in the number of people that are homeless and have the greatest need of rehousing by the council, compared to a national increase of more than 30%. ...

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Closure order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Sheffield flat

Justice scales

8 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is forcibly closing a council flat in Arbourthorne after receiving multiple reports of anti-social behaviour. Working with South Yorkshire Police, the council will shut down the flat on Warburton Close after being given a closure order at Sheffield Magistrate’s Court on Friday (8 December). This followed several months of unacceptable behaviour by the tenant, ...

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Work to start in Deepcar on former Brickwork site

A CGI of the Bloor Homes development at Deepcar

30 November 2017 Bloor Homes media release Infrastructure work on a new 413-home development in Deepcar, Sheffield is due to begin by the end of the year, thanks to a joint investment by Bloor Homes and Yorkshire Water, in a partnership facilitated by Sheffield Council’s regeneration team. As part of a comprehensive regeneration of Deepcar, the new Bloor Homes development, ...

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Council seeks views on improving the safety of privately rented homes

London Road falls into the proposed area for a new selective licensing scheme

14 November 2017 A 13 week consultation is soon to start on a new landlord licensing scheme to improve the safety and standard of privately rented homes and how they are managed. Sheffield City Council is proposing a selective licensing scheme for sections of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road after inspections found three in four rented properties in ...

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Parson Cross at 70 – regeneration in action

New housing in Parson Cross

70 years on from last wave of council housing in Parson Cross, the area is being transformed again In 1947, just after the Second World War had ended, hundreds of families moved into the newly-built housing in Parson Cross, north Sheffield. Even now, people from that city-wide relocation programme of the 1940s talk of the area’s wonderful sense of community, ...

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Nearly 1,000 new houses to be built in Sheffield

Representatives from Keepmoat and Sheffield Housing Company with Cllrs Julie Dore and Olivia Blake

24 October 2017 More than 850 new homes are set to be built across Sheffield – including areas of Manor, Norfolk Park and Parson Cross. Sheffield Housing Company, set up by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Keepmoat and Great Places in 2011 to kick-start housebuilding in the city  has delivered more than 400 new homes  and developed skills and apprenticeship ...

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Council prosecutes another landlord on anniversary of illegal eviction act

Justice scales

31 August 2017 A landlord has been prosecuted for illegally evicting his tenant, 40 years ago to the day when the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 first wholly came into force. Mr Suhail Mahmood, aged 30, of Main Road, Handsworth, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday 29 August, after telling his tenant to move out and then removing ...

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New housing support means more contact in people’s homes

Neighbourhood officers have been talking to tenants about how Housing Plus works

21 August 2017 More than 5,000 home visits have been carried out in the first nine months of a new housing service which aims to better support council housing tenants. Housing Plus was introduced by Sheffield City Council’s Housing and Neighbourhoods Service in October 2016. It aims to deliver services more locally, help link tenants to other support services and ...

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Test results confirm cladding is safe

3 August 2017 Independent tests have shown that cladding in 20 council tower blocks in Sheffield is made from solid aluminium, and is safe. Sheffield City Council commissioned the tests to further reassure residents following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London. The authority has 24 tower blocks in Sheffield. Three in Stannington are clad in brick. The remaining one, ...

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Work gets under way to remove cladding from Hanover tower block

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

27 June 2017 Work to begin to remove cladding from Hanover tower block in Broomhall has started. Maintenance teams and contractors have been appointed and have begun to remove the cladding on the block at low level today. It will take around several weeks to remove the cladding, of which a single element failed the Government’s new fire safety test. ...

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Extra information about cladding in council tower blocks

19.06.2017 The below statement was provided to Radio Sheffield to give extra information about cladding in council tower blocks and the Callow Mount estate: Cabinet member for housing Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “What happened at Grenfell Tower was an absolute tragedy and our hearts go out to those affected. The details of what caused this terrible tragedy are still unknown. ...

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