WORK has started on the construction of 16 three-bedroom homes in Haughton Green, Tameside.
Irwell Valley Homes (IVH) is delivering the scheme on Wordsworth Road, which consists of a mix of semi-detached and mews style properties. Once complete in May next year, 12 of the properties will be offered for shared ownership sale, with the remaining four let at “affordable” rent.
“We are delighted to be building these new homes in Haughton Green, giving local people access to a home they can afford within their community,” said Sasha Deepwell, IVH’s chief executive.
“There is an acute need for more affordable homes across Greater Manchester. Irwell Valley Homes has a development programme in place that will see us develop over 1,000 affordable new homes over the next five years, helping to meet the growing housing need across our region.
“This includes new homes for affordable rent as well as shared ownership, helping people to get a foot onto the property ladder. We’re also developing more supported housing for those who need extra support to live independently within our communities.”
Tameside Council’s executive leader, Councillor Brenda Warrington, added: “As a Denton councillor and a resident of Haughton Green, I welcome this scheme to build much needed homes which will utilise and improve upon previously derelict land.
“For me, the key feature is that these properties will be affordable. Social housing gives Tameside people on lower incomes the chance to get on the housing ladder and buy their own home from reputable associations like Irwell Valley Homes.”
Irwell Valley Homes is investing over £2.5 million in the Wordsworth Road development, of which £584,000 has been granted by Homes England.
Christine Hill, senior specialist for home ownership and supply, at Homes England, said: “We have been working with partners across the North West to ramp up the number of new homes built each year, and I am really thrilled to see Irwell Valley Homes proactively developing again and contributing to that supply of new homes. The Irwell Valley Homes team has an ambitious outlook and is working to create some fantastic and affordable homes to help meet the housing needs across Greater Manchester.”