The majority of the Arbourthorne estate was developed in the 1930s, however in the 1960s some flats and non-traditional Finnegan (5M) flat-roofed houses were built, which added to the housing mix on the estate.
Around 81% of properties on the estate are 2-beds. This has caused high demand for 3- and 4-bed properties in the area. There is also a need for specific accommodation for older people.
Arbourthorne is part of the Arbourthorne Ward.
This project was funded by Transform South Yorkshire, and looked at ways of improving the area to make it a better place to live.
For Arbourthorne, they key recommendations were:
Relocation of the doctor's surgery on Northern Avenue to the corner of Errington Road and East Bank Road
Selective redevelopment to provide higher quality housing and broaden the mix of housing types
Environmental and street improvements
Investment in the ‘park’ – known as Arbourthorne Fields
You can find out how we are starting to deliver some of the recommendations from the WAMP master plan: