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Housing

norfolkpark2solar160Everyone has the right to live in accommodation that is safe, warm and
suitable for their needs. That is why the Green Party plan 500,000 new social rented homes by 2020. (National Policy briefing) Council planning and policy should create self-reliant communities with a mix of tenures and affordability in each area. We welcome projects such as the new low carbon homes in Kelham Island,Tenants and lease holders should have real democratic control over how their housing is managed. New developments should be energy- efficient and there should be a programme of insulation and renovation for existing homes. Since 2000 house prices have risen four times faster than wages. Nearly two thirds of Sheffield households are priced out of the market and the number of officially homeless people is growing year on year. We welcome the renovation of areas such as Park Hill, but not turning 80% of the properties into luxury flats which most of the people living there now cannot afford. Meanwhile, Sheffield Homes continue to perform badly on their Decent Homes Investment Project. Owner-occupiers and leaseholders are being left out, the quality varies a great deal between different areas and some basic repairs and improvements are not included in the project.

Read our detailed Housing policies here.

Housing Links

Sheffield Homes
Sheffield Homes was set up in 2004 to transform the city’s council housing, providing housing management services to households and in delivering the Decent Homes programme.
Sheffield Property Shop
Sheffield Property Shop aims to make finding a home easier for you. By giving You the choice we hope that we can provide you with your desired type of property in the area of your choice.

Eco Housing

Centre for Alternative Technology
Addressing every aspect of the average lifestyle – the key areas include renewable energy, environmental building, energy efficiency, organic growing and alternative sewage systems.
Findhorn Eco Village
Findhorn is a synthesis of the best of current thinking on sustainable human settlements. A constantly evolving model providing solutions to human and social needs.
Sustainable Building in the UK
Eco-housing, or houses built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, which use resources and using technologies that capitalise on renewability.

Recent Issues

Greens call to end evictions for water debts

Green councillors invited Sheffield City Council to protect council tenants by ending evictions for people who cannot afford to pay their water rates on time Full Story »

We need more affordable housing

Now the Government has weakened Councils’ control over planning permission, it is easier for developers to avoid conditions that create affordable housing Full Story »

Greens call for urgent review of student accommodation

Sheffield Green councillors have put a motion to council calling for an urgent review of supply and demand of student accommodation. Full Story »

Report from July’s Sheffield Council Meeting

July’s council meeting was the first ordinary full council meeting to be held since the big walk-out of opposition councillors in April. Full Story »

Cllr Douglas Johnson’s Speech proposing the Green budget amendment, 3 March 2017

Lord Mayor, I am pleased to introduce the Green Party’s budget amendment. Let me say from the start that the … Full Story »

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