Five Rivers Cohousing


We are now in very exciting times.  May 2022 has seen the granting of planning approval!

Our scheme is for a site off Sevenfields Lane in Wisewood, Sheffield S6 4TS, and consists of 22 units, from 1 and 2-bed flats to 2 and 3-bed houses, plus the Common House, with plenty of space for shared gardening. The site has lovely views as open space falls southwards, with good local amenities and access by public transport to the city centre and the nearby countryside. The project is in collaboration with Oakworth Homes, a local timber-frame construction company, who will complete the eco-friendly build by about mid-2023.

Our aim is for a multi-generational, multi-affordable project. We have  a small number of delightful young couples and families already signed up but are aiming for a couple more as we fill the final 4-6 units. We hold regular information sessions at a nearby community centre and on the site, including some with a specific focus on younger people and families (Upcoming one on Saturday 28th May 2022).

We need the finances, including deposits, in place, before we sign the land and build contract and are negotiating a commercial loan with an ethical building society. We also very much welcome hearing from supporters, including those who might lend us some money for the build to help keep borrowing costs down. Please check out our website for further details and updates. And get in touch soon if you live in the Sheffield area and might be interested in joining us!


  • Group Status: Developing
  • Location: Yorkshire & Humber
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Group Types

Eco, Intergenerational, New build

Group Tenure

Home-ownership, Rental