Canal Leigh

Work to start this month on 226 Leigh homes

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.

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Are these residents going to be ‘commuting’ by boat or bicycle?

By Bob

Affotdable houses are just a means of getting round legislation and PR ,If built and I mean if, as once permission granted often it is dropped .Also if built within a few years they are sold on at market rates.

By John Kennedy

What are you on about? Its funded by homes England affordable homes programme so they have to be all affordable, or they dont get the funding, how about you actually read the article…

By Leythur

How will this affect traffic on st Helen’s road it’s bad normally

By Mike

I would be very interested in these properties , as I used to live in the leigh area although originally from Liverpool; and had some very happy times in leigh. I have lived back in Liverpool for over 20 years but would love to move back to leigh ; and these new homes by the canal seem very exciting and I would love to live in such an area by the canal .

By Tammy stevenson