The UK’s second largest housebuilder, Persimmon, is embracing self and custom build housing by providing nine self build plots on a 85 home project in Breighton Road, Sheffield. The latest project builds on the firm’s success at Ingleby Barwick in County Durham (where 55 plots are selling well) and at Elmwood Park Green, Newcastle Great Park, where 39 serviced plots are selling briskly, via its subsidiary Charles Church.
The latest scheme has won planning approval from Sheffield City Council, one of the 11 vanguard authorities appointed by the Department for Communities and Local Government to promote more self and custom build housing.
The dual application for the Sheffield site comprises a full application for the 85 homes and an outline application for nine self-build plots which, like at Elmwood Park Green, will be brought forward under a Design Guide.
A total of ten two-bed, 51 three-bed and 24 four-bed homes will be built. Six of the two-bed and three of the three-bed units will be affordable.
All matters relating to the second application, including details of the plot layout or house designs, are reserved.
A report to planners said the site would help meet the city’s housing need. “The housing layout and design responds well to the constraints and opportunities offered by the site,” it said.