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Audit of key housing fund shows £3.8 million squandered on pet projects

Audit of key housing fund shows £3.8 million squandered on pet projects

Opposition campaigners have expressed fresh concerns that taxpayer funds have been wasted, after accusing Sheffield City Council of squandering almost £4 million of a key housing fund on political pet projects. The accusations have been made regarding the Council’s use of the Government’s New Homes Bonus, which is intended to encourage home-building across the country. […]

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Call to let communties benefit from development as crucial levy report due

Call to let communties benefit from development as crucial levy report due

The Labour Cabinet on Sheffield City Council is facing demands to amend a key planning policy to ensure local communities benefit from big developments. Under plans set to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet today, a new Community Infrastructure Levy will be introduced on major developments but only a small proportion will be retained locally. […]

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Green Belt review could be shelved as plans face crunch vote

Green Belt review could be shelved as plans face crunch vote

Controversial plans for a Green Belt review in Sheffield could be shelved as proposals face a crucial vote this week. Opposition Liberal Democrats have forced the vote at this week’s Full Council meeting – as the plans face local outcry. The review could see large areas of protected green land concreted over for housing. The […]

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Council waves through plans for houses on Fulwood green land

Council waves through plans for houses on Fulwood green land

Sheffield City Council’s planning board backed plans yesterday to concrete over green land in Fulwood for houses. Proposals to build on green land on Canterbury Crescent in Fulwood were approved despite local outcry. The previously protected land was allocated for housing in a controversial vote by the Council in April, in the face of Liberal […]

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Labour Council spark outrage in fresh attack on Sheffield Green Belt

Labour-controlled Sheffield City Council have sparked outrage by instigating a review of South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire’s Green Belt. The review will seek to concrete over areas currently protected as Green Belt and allocate the land for houses. Critics have argued that the review will destroy local countryside and damage Sheffield’s reputation as Britain’s greenest […]

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