What this means for Housing, Planning and Public Assets
The councils and businesses in Sheffield City Region will work together to create a single spatial plan for the City Region’s area. This means we will have a single approach across the city region to planning where we need things like new transport links, new housing and how we create places for businesses to grow and invest. Some of this will include co-ordinating the Local Plans of councils in Sheffield City Region.
This approach will give us a clear plan for the spatial growth of the City Region but also act as a prospectus of businesses upon which they can make decisions to grow, invest and create new jobs. It will not reduce or remove the planning powers of individual local councils.
We will also work with Government on creating a ‘Housing Investment Fund’ for Sheffield City Region. This will be a single fund so that we can work with house builders to build thousands more homes across the Sheffield City Region. By supporting big and small developers, this means we will be able to tackle some of the problems in Sheffield City Region which limit the amount of new housing that is built, including affordable housing.