The site has been earmarked for regeneration since 1995. Credit: via planning documents

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. 

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Great designs, looking like Amsterdam suburb, this should be the way forward for all our major cities instead of the shoe-box semis most volume builders churn out.

By Anonymous

These look great. I love the brick. They should be building houses like this in the city centre. Houses like this around landscaped squares, should be Manchester’s next stage of evolution.

By Elephant

No affordable homes in the city centre yet I see

By Anonymous

Hopefully it will be decent hard working people who occupy them! Additionally real jobs to support the area need creating!

By Manc

This looks to be a great scheme in the making.


When they get the build prices back and the bricks are value engineered it won’t look like that

By Oscar

Hope they fully sort out the knotweed issue. Been on site a year already

By John

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