Heywood housing

Rochdale housing scheme approved

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing has received planning permission to develop 14 new homes for rent in a £1.4m scheme at Longridge Drive, Heywood.

The planning permission allows RBH to develop a pair of two-bedroom bungalows, eight 3-bedrooms houses and four 4-bedroom houses for affordable rent.

Gareth Swarbrick, chief executive of RBH, said: "Heywood is an important regeneration area for RBH and these new homes will mark the start of our future investment in the area."

The properties were designed by TADW Architects and will include sustainable features to minimise fuel bills.

RBH plans to start on site in May and the properties are expected to be ready for occupation in March 2013.

RBH owns and manages around 13,600 former council houses in Rochdale.

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