Manchester City Council says the new local housing company could deliver around 2,000 affordable homes by 2025 – 200 up from its initial estimate of 1800.
City of York Council has confirmed the submission of a planning application and £77m in government funding which will help ‘unlock’ the 45-hectare site.
445 beds will be delivered across all 10 of Greater Manchester’s boroughs as part of the scheme, which is scheduled to run from this July to March 2021.
COVID-19 is set to affect the housing sector for the foreseeable future. Tracy Harrison, the chief executive of the Northern Housing Consortium, thinks the crisis could well spur us to do better.