Your Housing Group and MCI Developments have been granted planning consent for a £31m housing development in Leigh.
Waterside Point, on West Bridgewater Street, is next to the Leeds-Liverpool canal. The scheme will be made up of 226 homes, with 113 for shared ownership and 113 for affordable rent, in a mix of apartments, houses and maisonettes.
Work is due to start on site this month.
The project is being designed and built by MCI Developments.
Richard Jones, director of growth at Your Housing Group, said: “It’s great to work with MCI Developments, a local contractor, to bring much-needed affordable homes to this part of Leigh, enabling local people to get on the property ladder. This is a large development, which will enhance the surrounding area, and will help breathe new life into this part of the town. Leigh is ideally located for commuting to surrounding towns and to the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.”
The development is being part-funded with a grant from Homes England’s shared ownership and affordable homes programme.