Plans in for YHG’s 716-home Manchester neighbourhood
The housing association plans to redevelop the 47-acre former Jacksons Brickworks in Newton Heath in two phases.
Your Housing Group wants to build 378 homes, a community hub with 6,600 sq ft of commercial floorspace, and a 1.5-acre community park in the scheme’s first phase.
The second phase, for which outline consent is sought, comprises an additional 338 homes as well as a secondary school for up to 1,000 students.
Of the 716 homes, half would be delivered as affordable, subject to grant funding.
Manchester City Council aims to deliver 6,400 new affordable homes between 2015 and 2025, as set out in its Residential Growth Strategy.
Working with Deloitte, Chilton Estates, Planit-IE and Stantec, YHG has submitted an application for the scheme to the city council.
Before any construction can take place, the Ten Acres Lane site must undergo intensive remediation.
Permission for those works was granted in October. YHG estimates that it will take between 18 and 24 months for remediation efforts to conclude.
The redevelopment of the former brickworks has been in the offing for 25 years. The site was allocated for regeneration in Manchester’s 1995 Unitary Development Plan.
Want to learn more? Search for planning reference 133700/FO/2022 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.