Agenda item

Brownfield Housing Fund Pipeline


The Committee was presented with a report proposing to add eight new schemes onto the Brownfield Housing Fund Phase 3 Pipeline for funding and delivery by the end of March 2025.


The following schemes had been selected and the project mandate forms were appended to the report:

·       Newstead General Needs, Sheffield

·       Newstead OPIL, Sheffield

·       Bole Hill View, Sheffield

·       Temporary Accommodation Scheme, Sheffield

·       Viking Lea, Sheffield

·       Algar, Sheffield

·       Park Hill P5, Sheffield

·       Goldthorpe Pre-1919 Redevelopment, Barnsley


Councillor Douglas welcomed the inclusion of the temporary accommodation scheme which would be fundamental to support vulnerable and homeless people turn their lives around.


In response to a query about the number of housing units anticipated from the BHF scheme in Goldthorpe, the Programme Controls Manager clarified that the funding mentioned in the previous agenda item was to enable Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to investigate the unlocking of an adjacent site where an additional 70 homes could potentially be incorporated into the project.


Councillor Jones requested regular updates on the breakdown of funding between the constituent authorities. The Chair agreed that this should be provided in future report updates.


Action: The Board to receive regular updates on the geographical breakdown of Brownfield Housing Fund spend and outputs.


The Director of Infrastructure and Place added that although this was an important factor, the distribution of funding must be driven by the quality of the schemes and unfortunately, the number and standard of projects coming forward was not necessarily equal across the region.


Resolved that the Board approve the eight schemes listed in Section 2.2 to 2.9 being accepted onto the BHF Phase 3 Pipeline.

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