Plans for £16.5m build-to-rent scheme submitted

A developer which specialises in build-to-rent schemes has submitted a planning application that could transform a long-term vacant site into a new, purpose-built rental community of 113 family homes.

Placefirst has submitted the proposals for a mix of three and four-bedroom family homes off Skye Edge Avenue to Sheffield City Council. The site has been awaiting redevelopment since 2005.

The plans for the new homes have been shared with the local community and ward members at a public consultation event . Subject to planning approval and enabling works, Placefirst aims to commence construction in early 2019, working with in-house contractor, Placefirst Construction.

David Smith-Milne, Managing Director of Placefirst, said: “The homes proposed for Skye Edge will set a new benchmark in private renting for the families of Sheffield. Through our build-to-rent approach not only will we create best-in-class homes, we will compliment those homes with professionally managed outdoor spaces where neighbours can socialise and a community can flourish.

“More families are renting than ever before and the need for a reliable, quality offer has never been greater. Our homes offer a genuine, high-quality alternative for working families priced out of the housing market, or who prefer to the flexibility of renting.”