Planning and Housing

26.03.20

Manchester City Council set to deliver low-carbon affordable homes

Manchester City Council has announced today (Mar 26) that a partly-vacant brownfield site in the region is set for 100 low-carbon one and two bedroom apartments and 39 semi-detached family homes.

The report, outlines that the 1.2ha of council land on Oldham Road, Newton Health will be transformed into a residential zone split equally between social rent and affordable rent.

The homes will be designed to lower the carbon footprint of a normal household and residential scheme to underpin the ambitious plans to become a zero-carbon city by 2038.

Developers will also be maximising the use of recyclable materials, minimising waste and using renewable energy generation during construction which, subject to planning approval is hoped to get underway later this year.

Speaking about the proposed development, Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“This is exactly what we need to be doing to meet our target to deliver at least 6,400 affordable homes up to 2025.

“This sort of partnership will continue as we work to increase home building across the city, along with the creation of a Council-led housing delivery company that will ensure we are using the land resources at our disposal to deliver as much housing as possible for Manchester people.”

It comes days after the announcement (Mar 24) that the council is proposing the creation of its own housing development company to achieve its promise of delivering at least 6,400 affordable homes between 2015-2025.

Cllr Richards said:

“Creating our own housing development company means we can take a far more proactive role in affordable housing delivery across the city, using our own land to direct-build the homes that Manchester people need.”

 

Photo: Manchester City Council 

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