Sheffield City Council is looking to change its policy on 37 empty houses in Firvale, including five on Barnsley Road two on Earl Marshal Road and 30 in Page Hall.
The houses were bought by the Council as part of regeneration plans, with the aim of improving the properties and housing market in the area. Houses in Page Hall, which have already been renovated, have failed to sell and now the Council is looking at other options.
Following a decision at Cabinet on 26th January 2011, the Council will look at each house individually and consider renting through Social landlords or Sheffield Homes. They will also consider sale to private landlords who are part of the Responsible Landlord Scheme.
Concerns have been raised, that money from the sales may not be spent in the Firvale area, but could be spent elsewhere in the city, despite the fact that some homes have been improved with regeneration money for Firvale.