Plans in for 216 homes in Openshaw

Your Housing Group, the Warrington-based affordable housing provider, wants to build a residential scheme on the site of a former warehouse on Edge Lane, with work starting this summer subject to consent.

The project in Openshaw comprises 216 homes available on a mix of tenures, according to a planning application submitted to Manchester City Council. A total of 72 will be for sale as shared ownership schemes, another 72 will be for private rent, and 72 will be for affordable rent.

The units comprise a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses, including terrace, semi-detached and detached properties with gardens, as well as landscaped green spaces. Edward Architecture has designed the scheme.

Your Housing purchased the land in 2019 and some demolition of existing disused properties on the site has begun.

The development is being funded through the housing provider’s strategic partnership with Homes England. Your Housing was announced as one of the Government housing agency’s partners last January, earmarked to receive £87.5m to help Whitehall reach its target of delivering 11,000 new homes by 2025.

Richard Jones, director of growth at Your Housing Group, said: “This development is going to provide much needed affordable housing in Openshaw.

“It will bring further investment into East Manchester, adding to the ongoing regeneration of the area, and the location provides excellent transport links to Manchester and is close to local parks and schools.”

Remediation work is due to start in late summer subject to planning approval, and construction work is to begin on site towards the end of the year.


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