The housebuilder has sold 50% of the houses at the first phase of its Blackberry Vale development in Brinnington, Stockport, and has opened a show village at what is the area’s first large-scale private housing development.
The scheme is being delivered by the company in partnership with Stockport Council, with ground being broken in November 2016. Countryside has approval to build 281 houses in the area over the next five years, with this initial project made up of 98 three-bedroom houses. Brinnington is typified by social rented housing and is classed as a key regeneration priority by the local authority.
Cllr Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s cabinet member for communities and housing, said: “Countryside took a leap of faith with this entirely new idea for Brinnington and I applaud their commitment.
“Despite the challenges, local councillors and officers have remained focused and persistent on delivering Brinnington’s master plan and subsequent regeneration.
“Countryside’s success story of providing homes for local people and attracting first-time buyers from across the borough will hopefully pave the way for future development in Brinnington.”
Countryside said that 70% of the buyers so far are first-time buyers, with 10% coming from the Brinnington area.
Philip Whitehead, regional regeneration director for Countryside, said: “We have seen unprecedented success on this site and have sold just over 50% of the development of which 70% have been sold to first time buyers, and we have buyers waiting for the next release of homes.”
The Blackberry Vale houses are available from £159,950, with the option to use the Government’s 5% deposit Help to Buy scheme.