Jackson's Brickworks 2
Remediation of the site could take up to two years

YHG plots 1,100 Newton Heath homes

Dan Whelan

The housing association wants to redevelop the 47-acre site of the former Jackson’s Brickworks, east of Ten Acres Lane in Manchester, into housing. 

As well as the 1,100 homes, up to 50% of which would be designated as affordable, Your Housing Group’s plans also feature a secondary school and community sports facilities. 

Under YHG’s proposals, the secondary school would be located in the centre of the development, while the Rochdale Canal, which runs along the northern edge of the site, would form part of a “biodiverse corridor and strategic movement route”. 

A smaller, additional plot west of Ten Acres Lane could also be redeveloped under the proposals. 

The site was historically used for the extraction of clay and the firing of bricks in a kiln by brickmakers J&A Jackson. However, it has been vacant for a number of years. 

Due to its past uses, YHG said it would be “extremely costly and difficult to regenerate” the site, a process that could take up to two years. 

The developer is seeking public feedback on its early-stage proposals. A further consultation will be undertaken with more detailed design of the redevelopment proposals in early spring 2021.

Richard Jones, director of growth at Your Housing Group said: “Our proposals for the former Jackson’s Brickworks will breathe new life into this derelict brownfield site in Newton Heath.  

“Our proposed mixture of up to 1,100 new homes, alongside new community facilities, will regenerate this site, bringing it back into productive use and providing much-needed facilities for local people”. 

Chilton Estates has been appointed to manage both the planning and infrastructure delivery for the development.

In 2014, Manchester City Council granted planning permission to developer Ten Acre for up to 500 houses alongside 37,700 sq ft of employment uses at the former brickworks.

However, those plans were never progressed and Ten Acre was later placed into administration. 


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Great news 1. Housing development on a former brickworks, a brownfield site. Great news 2. Half will be classed as affordable. Great news 3. A secondary school and community sports facilities.

By Darren born bred.

great, this feels like a dodgy bit on the canal at the moment, I think some houses overlooking would help

By kl