Housing and Land
Sheffield City Region’s vision for housing is one where we put in place a residential offer that supports our economic ambitions. In order to support 70,000 new jobs over the next ten years, we need to provide on average between 7,000 and 10,000 new homes each year.
The SCR Housing Executive Board (HEB) has a mix of public and private sector partners, including house-builders on it with a focus on accelerating housing delivery across the region. All partners are continuing to work with Government in order to ensure the effective use of public sector land, planning powers and funding in order to accelerate housing delivery.
Most of the funding powers still sit with central Government and their housing delivery agency the Homes and Communities Agency. Securing freedoms, flexibilities and funding from Government remains an important part of our approach. However, we at Sheffield City Region need to continue to explore new and innovative models of investment and delivery, guided by a more strategic approach.
We know nationally designed or administered funding products don’t always match the needs of the local housing market. So we’ve therefore developed our own Housing Fund, shaped and allocated based on locally set criteria and available over a longer timeframe. It will complement and plug the gap in current national housing investment programmes, help to unlock development opportunities, and deliver much-needed new homes across the city region.
Find out more about our Housing Fund, and how to apply, here.