Five Rivers Cohousing – a greener, more neighbourly way to live in Sheffield.
It is mid-2021 and we are in very promising discussions for a beautiful site on the north-western side of Sheffield. The City Council is selling off the top of Spider Park, off Ben Lane, in Wisewood, S6, for housing, and has granted outline planning permission for nine custom-build houses there. But the developers have welcomed discussions with us for our scheme. It is likely to be 22 units, from 1-bed and 2-bed flats, to 2-bed and 3-bed houses (potentially with convertible loft space), plus a Common House and shared amenities, all to high eco standards. Most will be sold on leasehold from our collectively-owned company, and will be eligible for mortgages. We also aim to offer a few units for rent. The park slopes southwards, giving lovely views and sunlight for our shared growing spaces, it is in a friendly neighbourhood with good amenities and bus service. It is also close to Wadsley and Loxley Commons. If all goes to plan, we will move in about mid-2023. We now need and welcome more people to join the multi-generational and diverse community that we are aiming for. We also welcome – and need! – loans from supporters to make the scheme financially viable. So now is the time to contact us if you are interested, and/or please pass the news on. We have a Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/fiveriverscohousing