Sale West Homes

Summer start for regeneration of Sale West estate

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Housing association Irwell Valley Homes is investing £7.2m in the existing 1,000-home Sale West estate, and has revealed plans for an £11m new-build programme backed by Homes England.

Starting later this year, all of the existing homes owned by Irwell Valley will get new kitchens, roofs, fencing, gates and boilers.

Irwell Valley said it is targeting further funding for work on the wider estate, including improvements to roads, pedestrian and cycle routes, and open spaces.

The new-build element of the masterplan has been backed by a £5.4m grant from Homes England, to support the £11m construction of 79 affordable homes for social rent.

A planning application will be submitted this month, and if successful, the scheme will be completed next year.

There are a further 200 homes planned for future phases of the programme, delivered subject to planning permission and funding.

Nexus Planning, AEW Architects, Exterior Architects, Curtins, and CPC are advising Irwell Valley Homes and Trafford Council.

Sasha Deepwell, chief executive of Irwell Valley Homes, said: “We are committed to providing great homes, in good neighbourhoods, and this major regeneration programme will help us to achieve this.

“As well as the improvements to the existing homes and estate, the new homes will give local people access to a home they can afford within their community.

“Securing funding for the first phase of the programme is fantastic news and will help us to kick-start the regeneration. As well as progressing with the first phase of the work, we are working to secure the additional funding needed for the future phases to ensure we realise resident’s aspirations for the wider estate.”

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Yet more “affordable” houses – affordable to whom – no one seems to be able to put a price tag on affordable – this is just building houses for Construction Companies profits and nothing to do with demand IN THE LOCAL AREA.

By Alan

I think ‘social rent’ has a definition. A set percentage of what is deemed to be the ‘market rent’. Who makes good the difference if the rental income stream is worth less than the property costs to build I don’t know. The local authority?

By Anonymous

Anonymous the article explains that there is £5.4 million of Homes England grant going into the development nothing to do with the local authority.

By Monty

Looks ok … until you squint and imagine a car in every one of those parking spaces, which is when it unfortunately becomes a truly awful streetscene.

By Jimbob

Monty..Another government grant.

By Python